The HistoryMakers video oral history with Alvin Little.

Civic leader and humble activist Alvin Little was born on May 10, 1926 in Bradenton, Florida. In August 1942, with the beginning of World War II, he dropped out of high school and entered the U.S. Navy. There, he became a motor machinist on the cargo ship "Boston College" in the North Atla...

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (2 video files (51 min., 32 sec.)) : sound, color.
Language:English
Subject:Little, Alvin D., -- 1926-2017 -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Interviews.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11317817
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Alvin Little
Alvin Little
Other authors / contributors:Little, Alvin D., 1926-2017, interviewee.
Adams, Samuel, interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Samuel Adams, interviewer.
Recorded Bradenton, Florida 2002 April 24.
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Summary:Civic leader and humble activist Alvin Little was born on May 10, 1926 in Bradenton, Florida. In August 1942, with the beginning of World War II, he dropped out of high school and entered the U.S. Navy. There, he became a motor machinist on the cargo ship "Boston College" in the North Atlantic. He graduated in 1947 from Bradenton's Lincoln High School. He went on to attend Bethune-Cookman College. In 1962, he was working as the head waiter at New York-based William Talleyhouse Cafeteria. When this establishment refused to serve black people, Little and his crew threatened to quit. William Talleyhouse Cafeteria was the first restaurant in Bradenton to be integrated. Little was hired by the U.S. Postal Service in 1964. Retired as a letter carrier, he worked as a certified nurse's assistant in Bradenton. Little passed away on February 2, 2017 at age 90.