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Lincoln County voices project

Repository: Lincoln County Historical Association (N.C.)

Collection Description (CRHP): See the interview with Leonard Holloway, who was involved with the NAACP.

Collection Description (Extant): The purpose of the Lincoln County Voices oral history project is to document and preserve the history and heritage of the African-American community in Lincoln County, North Carolina through collected personal histories and the location of documents, photographs, and other artifacts and objects related to this community. LCHA is gathering and preserving at the Lincoln County Museum of History information about Lincoln County's African-American community not available or documented elsewhere.

The project is the result of conversations between Robert Hamilton and Jason Harpe about how to best begin the process of documenting the history of Lincoln County's African-American community. Hamilton and Harpe compiled a list of notable and well-known members of this community and began contacting them about meetings to discuss the project. These discussions resulted in the formation of the Lincoln County Voices Advisory Committee. Members of the this committee include Robert Hamilton, Leroy Magness, Ola Mae Foster, Edith Lomax, Hazelene Ford, Rev. Franklin Lowery, Sandra Little, Robert Holloway, Mary Frances White, John Lafferty, Joanne Shelton, and Jason Harpe. The committee's initial meetings were held at the Lincoln Cultural Center and consisted of outlining the mission and purpose of the project, standards for conducting interviews and securing copyright, a strategy for compiling a list of individuals and groups throughout Lincoln County whose stories need to be recorded for posterity, and the methodology for recording, transcribing, and presenting the information obtained from these interviews.

Collection URL: http://perceptionartstesting.com/lcha/voices/ External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Language: English

Interviewees: Ottie Odum, Elizabeth Nixon, Betty Logan, Fannie L. Norman, Thomas Nixon, Edith Lomax, Aubrey Rice, Leonard Holloway, Robert Holloway, Nathaniel “Brownie” Oates, Leroy Magness, Ethel H. Goodwin, Nellie Lofton, Thelma Lindsay, Yvonne Clark, Grace M. Logan, Lorene Houser, Cozette Hall, Sadie Anderson Derr, A.C. Sherrill, Frances Smith Froneberger, Verti Friday, Victoria J. Wilson, Gretchen Sherrill, Robert Smith, Joseph Rozzell, Ada Williams, Morris Rozzell, J.T. Smith, Correne Luckey

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American churches--North Carolina
African Americans--North Carolina
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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