Nellie Gilles

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  • Username: nelliegilles
  • Assistant Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent


Caption: Olivia Hooker, Age 6 in 1921

Last Witness: Surviving the Tulsa Race Riot (06:20)
From: Radio Diaries

On May 31, 1921, Olivia Hooker was six-years-old when white mobs launched an attack on the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In less than 24 hours, the mobs destroyed ...
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The Story of Jane (11:59)
From: Radio Diaries

In 1965, an underground network formed in Chicago to help pregnant women get abortions. At first, they connected women with doctors willing to break the law to perform the ...
Caption: Eddie Jaffee, Credit: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

The Working Tapes: Press Agent (01:43)
From: Radio Diaries

Eddie Jaffe was a press agent "legendary for his lost causes, chutzpah and angst," according to his obituary in the New York Times. He represented Broadway and Hollywood ...
Caption: Gary Bryner, Credit: Detroit Free Press

The Working Tapes: Union Rep (04:17)
From: Radio Diaries

Gary Bryner tells Studs Terkel about being a union member and working in an auto factory for General Motors. Four decades later, he reflects on how factory work and the role ...
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The Working Tapes: Phone Operator (04:32)
From: Radio Diaries

Sharon Griggins was 17 years old and working for Illinois Bell as a telephone operator when she was interviewed by Studs Terkel. For a job that required talking to people all ...