Mel Dorn Oral History Interview (AOH1093X20110511dorn.mp3)
Mel Dorn (b. January 5, 1945) grew up on Columbia Avenue and lived in North Philadelphia during the 1964 race riots. Mr. Dorn discusses the difficult economic conditions within the community and the tensions between residents and police that helped fuel the riots. Mr. Dorn also details the racial discrimination he has faced and his participation in the NAACP protests at Girard College.
Civil Rights in a Northern City Columbia Avenue Riots Desegregation of Girard College
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