Harvey Sanford and Willis D. Saunders, Jr.

An interview with Harvey F. Sanford (1926-) and Willis D. Saunders, Jr. (1927-), residents of Lower Roxbury and Tuskegee Airmen. Sanford continued as an airplane inspector at Hanscom Field and then Logan Airport, retiring in 1980. Saunders joined the police force. Sanford and Saunders talk about the discrimination they faced seeking higher education and gainful employment in Boston and the military service, as well as the opportunities they found. Sanford and Saunders also reminisce about recreation and entertainment they enjoyed in their youth. This interview was collected as part of Northeastern University's Lower Roxbury Black History Project (2007-2009). Finding aid: http://www.library.neu.edu/archives/collect/findaids/m165find.htm

Media

Video

An Interview with Harvey Sanford and Willis D. Saunders, Jr., April 8, 2009 [video recording]
An Interview with Harvey Sanford and Willis D. Saunders, Jr., April 8, 2009 [video recording]

Audio

An Interview with Harvey Sanford and Willis D. Saunders, Jr., April 8, 2009 [sound recording]

Transcript

An Interview with Harvey Sanford and Willis D. Saunders, Jr., April 8, 2009 [transcript]

Images

Close-up of Willis D. Saunders, Jr.'s badges.
Harvey Sanford.
Harvey Sanford and Lolita Parker, Jr.
Harvey Sanford and Willis D. Saunders, Jr.
Harvey Sanford and Willis D. Saunders, Jr.
Harvey Sanford and Willis D. Saunders, Jr. in an elevator.
Harvey Sanford shows a picture of his parents.
Harvey Sanford's Tuskegee Airmen jacket.
Members of the Boston Police Department.
Tuskegee Airman photograph signed "Love, Sonny".
Tuskegee Airman photograph signed "Love, Sonny"
Willis D. Saunders, Jr.
Willis D. Saunders Jr. displays his Tuskegee Airman medal and hat.
Willis D. Saunders, Jr. outside 716 Columbus Avenue.
Willis D. Saunders Jr. shakes hands with a young African-American boy.
Willis D. Saunders, Jr.'s Tuskegee Airmen and Boston Police Department badges.