Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Williams, Naomi R.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2007-11-04

Publication Date

3-22-2011

Abstract

Oral history interview with Debra Anthony, a native of Tampa, Florida. Anthony was born in 1960 at Clara Frye Hospital, the only hospital where blacks could receive medical care. Her family lived in Central Park Village, a public housing project, for over twenty years, moving in shortly after it was built and leaving in 1979. She attended Booker T. Washington Middle School in the early 1970s, the period when white children were first bused in from the suburbs, which was a difficult experience for both black and white students. Anthony has good memories of growing up in Central Park Villag in spite of its negative reputation. She attributes its decline to the destruction of the African American business community on Central Avenue. Anthony was saddened by Central Park Village's demolition in 2007 because it was such a major part of her childhood, and she is hesitant about the city's plans to develop the area.

Keywords

African Americans, Florida, Tampa, Housing, Social conditions, Public housing, History

Description

1 sound file (37 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

African Americans--Florida--Tampa; African Americans--Housing--Florida--Tampa; African Americans--Social conditions--Florida--Tampa; Public housing--Florida--Tampa; African Americans--History--Florida

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Notes

Interview conducted November 4, 2007. Interviewed by Naomi R. Williams.

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida oral history project

Identifier

A31-00094

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