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Posts Tagged ‘migrants’

Alice Dismuke

In Oral History Interviews on May 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Alice Dismuke was born in Perry, Georgia in 1934, the eleventh out of twelve children.  Her family moved to Lowell, Florida when she was just four or five years old.   Here she is being interviewed by her niece, Tasneem Grace Tewogbola, on July 19th, 2010.

My dad was, would take us out of school and we would go to Bean City, Florida. While the other children were in school, we were picking beans for our livelihood.

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Kyle Bass

In Oral History Interviews on March 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Kyle Bass is a dramaturg at Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, New York.   He grew up in Frankfort, a small town near Utica, New York.  Here he is being interviewed by Tasneem Grace Tewogbola about his life and family in Central New York.

My parents bought a house in Frankfort, New York, in 1963.  This black couple with six children bought this house in rural upstate New York.  And the house was right across the street from a migrant camp.

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