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Catalog Number CC2014.31.1
Title Oral history interview with Gene Harden, Joyce T. Harden, and Rudy Pritchett, 23 October 2014
Credit line Courtesy of Gene Harden, Joyce T. Harden, and Rudy Pritchett, by arrangement with St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church.
Collection St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church Oral History Project
Object Type Digital Gift
Date 2014-10-23
Narrator's name Gene Harden, Joyce T. Harden, and Rudy Pritchett
Description/Scope & Content Gene Harden, Joyce T. Harden, and Rudy Pritchett, interviewed by Olive Springer Ezell, recorded October 23, 2014, for St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church Oral History Project. The narrators discuss St. Cyprian's Church history and programs, Old Northampton and surrounding neighborhoods (including "The Bottom," encompassed by Union, Lincoln, Harrison, and Locust streets and LaSalle Ave., and relocation of residents to contruct "Harbor Square" apartments), segregation in the 1940s and 1950s, King Street Community Center, Hampton University, and the Aberdeen, Fox Hill, and Phoebus areas of Hampton.
Interviewer Olive Springer Ezell
Interview date 2014-10-23
Interview place St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
Length of Interview 00:56:09
Extent of Description Master/original audio file (mp3)
Edited audio file (mp3)
2 narrator photos (jpg)
People Harden, Gene A.
Harden, Joyce T.
Pritchett, Rudolph A. ("Rudy")
Flax, Charles Herbert
Tetrault, David Joseph, Rev. Dr.
Parker, Sopholia F., Dr.
Beatty, Norvelle H.
Topics African-American History
Civil Rights (Segregation/Integration/Jim Crow)
Redevelopment of Hampton
Place Names District10--Aberdeen
Structure--St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
Site--Aberdeen Gardens
Site--Hampton University
Site--Phoebus Historic District
Site--Downtown Hampton
Structure--Union School
Structure--King Street Community Center
Structure--Hampton High Sch. (1922-1958; Thorpe JHS)
Site--Harbor Square Apartments
Structure--Eaton Middle School
District04--N.KingSt./Willow Oaks
Structure--Syms Middle School
District05--Fox Hill
Parent Collection record CC2014.27.1
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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