The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.59.1a, 2011.174.59.1b, 2011.174.59.1c, 2011.174.59.1d, and 2011.174.59.1e.
Mildred Pitts Walter discusses her early life in Louisiana, attending Southern University, and moving to Los Angeles in 1944. Pitts recalls meeting Earl Walter whom she married two years later, her work with Earl who headed the Los Angeles chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) from 1951 to 1963, CORE pickets of housing developers in Los Angeles, and her work as a clerk in the LA school district while getting her teaching credentials. She also discusses her career writing over 20 books for children, her work with a national association of nurses to develop culturally sensitive training, marching in the Soviet Union for peace, her ideas about civil rights and human rights.
This gelatin silver print depicts a black and white image of a country western group consisting of three women and one man. They are wearing a white shirt, a white wide brimmed hat and a white wild rag around their necks. Their gaze is diverted to the left. Handwriten text on the image reads [Dir freundliche grimmerung / Frank [illegible] / London, Olympia. Saison 1928/29]. Text that reads [ENDREY. PARIS / 19,R. des FILLES du CALVAIRE] is debossed in the bottom right corner. There are no inscriptions on the back.