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.
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 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.