A framed collection of four Olympic Games gold medalist pins awarded to Carl Lewis. The frame is painted gold and black and has a red fabric lining on the interior. There are four square insets running along the middle center of the frame into which the pins are set. Each pin is from a different Olympic Summer Games, the years 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996 are represented. The pins are gold and show the Olympic rings with a banner displaying the year underneath. Each pin is attached to its original square piece of cardstock, which is printed with information including the olympiad number, year, medal grade, venue, and serial number.
The oral history consists of ten digital files: 2011.174.51.1a, 2011.174.51.1b, 2011.174.51.1c, 2011.174.51.1d, 2011.174.51.1e, 2011.174.51.1f, 2011.174.51.1g, 2011.174.51.1h, 2011.174.51.1i, and 2011.174.51.1j.
Kathleen Cleaver, Ph. D. recalls growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, India, and the Philippines while her father worked for the Foreign Service. She remembers dropping out of college to work for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as a secretary, and witnessing the dissolution of that organization. She discusses meeting her former husband, Eldridge Cleaver, joining the Black Panther Party, and organizing against police brutality.