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 black-and-white photograph of a Black Panther rally in San Francisco, California. At the center of the photograph is a man wearing a hat speaking into a microphone on a stand. All around him are young women, young men and children who are clapping and chanting. Many members of the crowd hold posters or placards. Four (4) of the placards (one of which is barely visible) feature an image of Huey Newton seated in a large wicker chair, holding a gun in his right hand and a spear in his left. One (1) placard features an image of Bobby Seale. Two other placards have handwritten slogans. The sign in the upper center of the photograph reads [FREE _ALL_/ POLITICAL/ PRISONERS/ RighT On!] and the sign at the proper right of the photograph reads [A BLACK MAN/ CAN'T GET A FAIR/ [illegible] AMERIKKKA]. Most of the people in the photograph are looking out of frame to the proper right.