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Oral history interview with Carolyn Taylor Crocker

Interviewee:
Crocker, Carolyn Taylor
Creator:
Anacostia Oral History Project
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Birney Elementary School
Physical description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (01:02:56)
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (00:49:14)
Sound recording: 1 sound disk CD-R (01:02:56). digital, 16-bit 44.1 KhZ
Sound recording: 1 sound disk CD-R (00:49:14). digital, 16-bit 44.1 KhZ
Sound recording 1 data disk DVD-R digital, 24-bit 96kHz WAV
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Oral history
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1975
Notes:
The Center for Anacostia Studies was the predecessor of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum research department.
Summary:
An interview of Carolyn Taylor Crocker conducted in 1975 for the Anacostia Oral History Project through the Center for Anacostia Studies and the Anacostia Community Museum.
Carolyn Taylor Crocker recalls growing up in Anacostia beginning around 1904-5 until her marriage in 1924. Topics include her ancestry and schooling at the Birney School, her work at Western Union, and the difficulty her father had getting work as a laborer with no union. Crocker also talks about the Urban League and her friends' work with the League regarding segregation and discrimination.
Cite as:
Anacostia Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
AV002921
AV002922
AV002972
AV002973
AV002856
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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