Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Fighting Toxic Emissions in Richmond, CA 1984-2000

Clark, Henry
Thomas, Ahmadia
Wilmsen, Carl
Fighting Toxic Emissions in Richmond, CA 1984-2000
Henry Clark interview: boyhood in Richmond, California, undergraduate education, and early career; the work of the West County Toxics Coalition, 1984-present; the national and international context of WCTC's work. Ahmadia Thomas interview: growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; volunteer for VISTA, 1970-1972; becoming active in the Citizens Action League and ACORN; forming West County Toxics Coalition, 1982 and other volunteer work; cleaning up Point Isabel; chaplain with the Richmond Police Dept.; negotiating with Chevron; demonstrating for Jesse Jackson in the South and other action; present condition of the environment in Richmond and cooperating with other environmental groups.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
1999 2000
Advocacy and Philanthropy - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
Clark, Henry and Ahmadia Thomas. "Fighting Toxic Emissions in Richmond, CA 1984-2000." Interview by Carl Wilmsen in 1999 and 2000. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2003.