Oral History of Brandon Chapman, interviewed by Hannah Cowan Jones, 12 April 2021

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Title

Oral History of Brandon Chapman, interviewed by Hannah Cowan Jones, 12 April 2021

Description

Brandon Chapman was born in Charleston, SC, in 1993. After graduating from the College of Charleston, he joined the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) as an associate organizer in January 2017. He worked with the organization for three years, coordinating the demand for affordable housing in Charleston. In the interview, Chapman reflects on growing up in the Lowcountry, developing an interest in social justice, and the work and challenges involved in organizing and building people’s power in Charleston. He remembers the resistance CAJM faced when demanding a Charleston Police Department racial bias audit. Finally, he talks about his decision to move to Washington, DC and his job at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Publisher

The Citadel Archives and Museum

Date

Rights

Materials in The Citadel Archives & Museum Digital Collections are intended for educational and research use. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. For more information contact The Citadel Archives & Museum, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 29409.

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1653

Coverage

Charleston (S. C.)

Interviewer

Hannah Cowan Jones

Interviewee

Brandon Chapman

Location

Charleston, South Carolina and Washington, DC via Zoom

Duration

55 minutes

Collection

Citation

The Charleston Oral History Program at the Citadel, “Oral History of Brandon Chapman, interviewed by Hannah Cowan Jones, 12 April 2021,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed May 18, 2022, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1653.