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Catalog Number CC2013.22.1
Title Oral history interview with Bernice Dennis, 2013 Nov. 22
Collection First Baptist Church Oral History Project
Object Type Digital Gift
Date 2013
Narrator's name Bernice Dennis
Description/Scope & Content Oral history interview recorded through partnership with First Baptist Church of Hampton. Bernice Dennis describes her memories of First Baptist Church, interviewed by Jean Combs Hunter, Nov. 22nd, 2013. Topics discussed include downtown Hampton businesses, Hampton's streetcar system, Bay Shore resort, the Jim Crow era, Hampton Institute, relations between Jews and African Americans in Hampton, and former church events (including picnics, Easter sunrise service, fundraisers and food sales, and church bazaars).
Interviewer Hunter, Jean Combs
Interview date 2013-11-22
Interview place Narrator's home
Length of Interview 00:26:37
Extent of Description Master/original audio file (mp3)
Edited audio file (mp3)
People Dennis, Bernice
Fisher, Sadie
Dennis, Brenda
Patterson, James W., Rev.
Thomas, James E., III, Rev.
Gaines, Seymour J., Rev.
Guice, Jason Carl, Rev.
Booth, William D., Rev.
Wills, Richard W., Rev.
Topics Religion/Churches
African-American History
Civil Rights (Segregation/Integration/Jim Crow)
Place Names District08--Downtown
Structure--First Baptist Church of Hampton
Site--Downtown Hampton
Site--Hampton University
Site--Bay Shore Resort
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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