|Title||Oral history interview with Gwendolyn Chisman, 2014 Sept. 21|
|Collection||First Baptist Church Oral History Project|
|Object Type||Digital Gift|
|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|
|Length of Interview||00:17:51|
|Extent of Description||
Master/original audio file (mp3)
Edited audio file (mp3)
Chisman, Gwendolyn Washington
Patterson, James W., Rev.
Bassette, Burl, Dr.
Civil Rights (Segregation/Integration/Jim Crow)
Structure--First Baptist Church of Hampton
Site--Old North Hampton Community
|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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