The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.82.1a, 2011.174.82.1b, 2011.174.82.1c, 2011.174.82.1d, 2011.174.82.1e, 2011.174.82.1f, 2011.174.82.1g, and 2011.174.82.1h.
Willy Siegel Leventhal discusses his childhood in California, his experiences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the 1960s, and his involvement in the Summer Community Organization and Political Education Project (SCOPE). Leventhal describes what it was like to be a Jewish child in a mostly Catholic community and how his childhood experiences informed his later activism and identity. Baseball was especially important to him, as he witnessed the first Jewish and African American ballplayers desegregate the Major Leagues. Leventhal became active in SCOPE during his first year at UCLA, after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visited campus to recruit students. Leventhal describes the SCOPE training in Atlanta, and he shares his memories of living and working in Macon and Americus, Georgia.
A digital image of an unidentified man wearing a Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo shirt, jeans, and a black cowboy hat. The man has his back to the camera and is standing in the rodeo of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo held at the Industry Hills California Equestrian Center in July 2013.
A digital image of an unidentified woman and child riding a horse at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo held at the Industry Hills California Equestrian Center in July 2013. The woman is holding the reigns and is wearing a white cowgirl hat, pink shirt and jeans. The child, a young girl, is sitting in front of the woman and is wearing a plaid shirt and jeans. The horse is a brown horse with a white star and stripe down the front of its nose and a white patch on its wither. Additional unidentified men are riding horses behind the woman in the background. Spectators are visible on the right side of the photograph.
A digital image of a group of unidentified men at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo held at the Industry Hills California Equestrian Center in July 2013. The men are all wearing cowboy hats, button down collared shirts, and jeans. Two of the men in the foreground of the image, stand with their fingers hooked into the pockets of their jeans. Behind them there are two men sitting atop two horses. In the background, a man rest on top of metal railing. All of the men are looking towards the left of the photograph.
A digital image of an unidentified man holding an unidentified child at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo held at the Industry Hills California Equestrian Center in July 2013. The child is petting the nose of a brown horse and wearing an orange and white polka dot shirt. The man is wearing a white cowboy hat and a blue and white collared shirt.