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Catalog Number CC2013.17.1
Title Oral history interview with Rhomie L. Heck, Jr., 2013 Nov. 14
Collection First Baptist Church Oral History Project
Object Type Digital Gift
Date 2013
Narrator's name Rhomie L. Heck, Jr.
Description/Scope & Content Oral history interview recorded through partnership with First Baptist Church of Hampton. Rhomie L. Heck, Jr. describes his memories of First Baptist Church, interviewed by Jeanette Batts, Nov. 14th, 2013. Topics discussed include segregation in downtown businesses, sit-in demonstrations at downtown Hampton lunch counters by Hampton Institute students, controversies at First Baptist Church (including congregational dismissal of Rev. Guice as pastor and need to disclose personnel salaries), establishment of People's Building & Loan, and First Baptist Church programs (including missionary fund, food service, history, archive, youth outreach, and financial aid).
Interviewer Batts, Jeanette
Interview date 2013-11-14
Interview place First Baptist Church
Length of Interview 00:18:50
Extent of Description Master/original audio file (mp3)
Edited audio file (mp3)
People Heck, Rhomie L., Jr.
Patterson, James W., Rev.
Thomas, James E., III, Rev.
Guice, Jason Carl, Rev.
Davis, Don, Jr.
Topics Religion/Churches
African-American History
Civil Rights (Segregation/Integration/Jim Crow)
Place Names District08--Downtown
Structure--First Baptist Church of Hampton
Structure--People's Building & Loan Association
Site--Downtown Hampton
Structure--W.Queen St. #12-14(2)
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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