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An Oral History with Henrietta Harris

Harris, Henrietta
Wilmot, Nadine
An Oral History with Henrietta Harris
San Jose native Henrietta Harris taught courses in UC Berkeley's Drama department from 1954-1969. A formally trained classical singer and performer, she toured Europe and the United States performing a repertoire of German lieder, art songs, and spirituals. Ultimately she left the world of music for her passion: theatre. In 1964, she founded the Aldridge Players West, a pioneering black theatre ensemble that performed in San Francisco and toured historically black schools in the South.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Community and Identity
Arts and Letters
Interview date(s):
2002 2003
African American Faculty and Senior Staff
Oskicat record:
Harris, Henrietta. "An Oral History with Henrietta Harris." Interview by Nadine Wilmot in 2002 and 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.