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Shanklin, Sheila, 2007 April 17

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001

Scope and Contents

Sheila Shanklin recalls the beginnings of the Dwight area Management Team. The Management team is a grassroots organization devoted to community policing, home-buyer assistance, and beautification in the Dwight Street area of New Haven. Shanklin describes the first meetings of the organization in a storefront on the corner of Day and Chapel Streets. She also describes the yearly festival organized by the Management Team. After a number of years of successful Management Team activity, the members formed a sister organization, the Greater Dwight Development Corporation. The centralization allowed for easier access to funds and political power without blunting the grassroots, community-centered nature of the organization. Shanklin explains the membership structures of the Management Team, and describes its relationships with Yale and St. Rafael's hospital. She also touches on the slight resentment that some Dwight residents seem to feel about the activities and leadership of the Management Team.

Interviewer: Chilukuri, Usha

Length (min): 56


  • 2007 April 17

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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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