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Catalog Number CC2014.9.1
Title Oral history interview with Gwendolyn Chisman, 2014 Sept. 21
Collection First Baptist Church Oral History Project
Object Type Digital Gift
Date 2014
Narrator's name Gwendolyn Washington Chisman
Description/Scope & Content Oral history interview recorded through partnership with First Baptist Church of Hampton. Gwendolyn Washington Chisman describes her memories of First Baptist Church, Washington family, and Old North Hampton community history, interviewed by Jean Combs Hunter, Sept. 21, 2014. Topics discussed include 1944 fire at First Baptist, renovation, church programs (including Vacation Bible School and Baptist Young People's Union), downtown Hampton businesses, the Jim Crow era and transition through integration, the Old Northampton community, child rearing in African American communities in the mid 20th century, African American consumerism, and relocation of Washington family members to Connecticut.
Interviewer Hunter, Jean Combs
Interview date 2014-09-21
Interview place unknown
Length of Interview 00:17:51
Extent of Description Master/original audio file (mp3)
Edited audio file (mp3)
People Chisman, Gwendolyn Washington
Clarke, Leah
Patterson, James W., Rev.
Fuller, Margaret
Long, Olivia
Simpson, Elizabeth
Bassette, Burl, Dr.
Washington, Barbara
Washington, Catherine
Washington, Nettie
Washington, Benjamin
Washington, Francis
Washington, George
Washington, Burl
Washington, Joe
Topics Religion/Churches
African-American History
Civil Rights (Segregation/Integration/Jim Crow)
Place Names District08--Downtown
Structure--First Baptist Church of Hampton
Site--Old North Hampton Community
Site--Downtown 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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