African American Burial Grounds Oral History Project
 

Interviewee

Gwendolyn D. Reese

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Interviewer

Julie Buckner Armstrong

Date

2021-05-03

Publication Date

Summer 7-12-2021

Abstract

Reese (Approximately 72 years old at the time of interview) is the president of St. Petersburg’s African American Heritage association and a columnist for the Weekly Challenger newspaper. She was raised in the Sugar Hill area of St. Petersburg, near the Gas Plant district, also raised when the interstate went in. The interview covered just some aspects of her extensive, detailed knowledge of local African American history, including homes, businesses (including funeral homes), and churches that surrounded the Oaklawn Cemetery complex. Reese does remember walking through the former cemetery on her way home from school.

Keywords

African American Burial Ground Project (AABGP), African American Burial Grounds Oral History Project, Oaklawn cemetery, Evergreen cemetery, Lincoln cemetery, reinterrment

Subject: topical

African American Burial Ground Project (AABGP), African American Burial Grounds Oral History Project, Oaklawn cemetery, Evergreen cemetery, Lincoln cemetery, reinterrment

Language

English

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Sound

Genre

Oral history

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1 sound file (50 min.) : digital, MP3 file +

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Collection

African American Burial Grounds Oral History Project

Identifier

A67-00003

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