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Catalog Number CC2013.19.1
Title Oral history interview with Vivian Watts Fauntleroy, 2013 Nov. 15
Collection First Baptist Church Oral History Project
Object Type Digital Gift
Date 2013
Narrator's name Vivian Watts Fauntleroy
Description/Scope & Content Oral history interviewrecorded through partnership with First Baptist Church of Hampton. Vivian Watts Fauntleroy describes her memories of First Baptist Church, interviewed by Sadie Eleazer, Nov. 15th, 2013. Topics discussed include First Baptist Church programs (including youth activities, youth choir, and Easter programs and picnics), African American working class families, Hampton's deference code, segregation in Hampton, African American businesses, the Bay Shore resort, Hampton Institute, burning down of Watts family house and rebuilding by Hampton Institute architectural school students, fire at First Baptist Church in the 1940s, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Interviewer Eleazer, Sadie
Interview date 2013-11-15
Interview place First Baptist Church
Length of Interview 00:22:25
Extent of Description Master/original audio file (mp3)
Edited audio file (mp3)
People Fauntleroy, Vivian Watts
Patterson, James W., Rev.
Watts, Theresa Thomas
Laws, Clarence
Lewis, R.
Topics Religion/Churches
African-American History
Civil Rights (Segregation/Integration/Jim Crow)
Place Names District08--Downtown
Structure--First Baptist Church of Hampton
Site--Bay Shore Resort
Site--Hampton University
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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