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Catalog Number CC2013.27.1
Title Oral history interview with Brenda Spruell, 2013 Dec. 9
Collection First Baptist Church Oral History Project
Object Type Digital Gift
Date 2013
Narrator's name Brenda Spruell
Description/Scope & Content Oral history interview recorded through partnership with First Baptist Church of Hampton. Brenda Spruell describes her memories of First Baptist Church, interviewed by Jeanette Batts, December 9th, 2013. Topics discussed include African American business districts on Queen and Union streets and First Baptist Church programs (including community outreach, 1963 100th anniversary of the church, Easter Sunrise plays, watermelon feasts, and national tours of the Fellowship Choir).
Interviewer Batts, Jeanette
Interview date 2013-12-09
Interview place First Baptist Church
Length of Interview 00:13:39
Extent of Description Master/original audio file (mp3)
Edited audio file (mp3)
People Spruell, Brenda
Smith, Margaret
Tull, Gertrude
Nelson, Catherine Carrington
Phillips, J. M.
Bassette, Burl, Dr.
Sims, Asa
McAllister, Dr.
Patterson, James W., Rev.
Gaines, Seymour J., Rev.
Thomas, James E., III, Rev.
Topics Religion/Churches
African-American History
Civil Rights (Segregation/Integration/Jim Crow)
Place Names District08--Downtown
Structure--First Baptist Church of Hampton
Parent Collection record CC2013.14.0
Notes Oral history interviews are the personal memories and reflections of the narrator, and the Hampton History Museum cannot guarantee the accuracy of an interview's content. The views and opinions expressed by the narrator are not necessarily those of the Hampton History Museum or City of Hampton.

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