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Catalog Number CC2013.43.1
Title Oral history interview with Jesse Lewis, 2013 May 4
Credit line Courtesy of Jesse Lewis.
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Type Digital Gift
Date 2013
Narrator's name Jesse Lewis
Description/Scope & Content Jesse Lewis interviewed by Donna Dodenhoff, recorded May 4, 2013. The narrator describes his experience in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater. He also describes history of African-Americans in the U.S. military, including "Buffalo Soldiers," segregation, and discrimination, as well as history of Allensworth, California, a planned African-American community established in the early 20th century and now operated as a California State Historic Park.
Interviewer Dodenhoff, Donna
Interview date 2013-05-04
Interview place Hampton History Museum
Length of Interview 01:31:20
Extent of Description Master/original audio file (mp3)
Edited audio file (mp3)
People Lewis, Jesse
Topics African-American History
Civil Rights (Segregation/Integration/Jim Crow)
World War II
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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