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Gloria Ewing Lockhart collection

Identifier: 04.GEL


The Gloria Ewing Lockhart collection is a selection of materials that documents every decade of Eastern Michigan University alumna Gloria Lockhart. Included in the collection are photographs, clippings, a signed copy of her book Unmasking: A Woman's Journey and track and field memorabilia. Materials in the collection date from 1964-2014.


  • 1964 - 2014

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Biographical Note

Gloria Ewing Lockhart was born in Eudora, Arkansas and raised in Lansing, Michigan. Lockhart attend Eastern Michigan University in the late 1960s and became the first African American female to run on the Track and Field team. After graduating from EMU with a Bachelor's degree, she went on to obtain her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. She worked with the Carsten School in Detroit, before moving to Atlanta for work and eventually moving to California where she was the executive director of a multi-service, non-profit organization; worked in community organizing; served as a spokesperson in the field of violence prevention; and served as a Commissioner of the Harbor Area Planning Commission.

Lockhart lives in California and continues to advocate through speaking engagements, publications and community involvement.


3.1 Linear Feet (2 archive boxes, 1 specialty box, 1 oversize folder)

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Custodial History

Materials in this collection were acquired from Gloria Lockhart in the winter of 2015 by the graduate students enrolled in GHPR 633 while curating the In Her Shoes exhibit for the McKenny Gallery.

Gloria Ewing Lockhart collection
Alexis Braun Marks, CA
2016 May 20
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197