A black-and-white photograph of Eunice Jackson standing in a driveway, posing. Jackson is dressed in a light-colored jumper dress with a light-colored hat, stockings and shoes. Her right hand is resting on top of her hat, and her left hand is curled at her side, holding her purse or handbag. In the background, other homes in the neighborhood are visible.
A portable Victrola phonograph. The exterior of the phonograph is wood and has some chipping. The machine is a case that opens up on a hinge. The speaker is on the front outside of the phonograph. The interior of the phonograph is orange and contains the working parts of the machine. The case holds a yellow brown felt turntable, tone arm, support bracket, brake, motorboard lifting knob and screws, needle, crank, speed regulator and a soundbox. The soundbox reads: [Victrola 4 / Victor Talking Machine Co. / Camden, N.J. / U.S.A.] The crank snaps into a holder on the top of the interior. The Victor Victrola phonograph logo with the dog is also on the interior, top portion of the machine. Underneath the turntable, a metal plate reads: [VV2 30 25215]. There is also a card that reads: [4931 Inspected Part 18447 / Cabinet / Mach.Equip. / Elec. Equip.] The card has a black ink mark running through the Mach. Equip. line. There are numbers written in pencil in some of the fields of the card.
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.