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Posts Tagged ‘Urban Renewal’

Connie Carmille Davis

In Oral History Interviews on February 25, 2011 at 10:20 am

Connie Carmille Davis grew up in Syracuse.  Here she is talking to Tasneem Grace Tewogbola about community life in the 15th Ward.  The 15th Ward was destroyed by the 1960s as a result of Urban Renewal.

The men and women that were older than us, I mean, were our seniors.  Now, I’m not saying old, old.  Like when they came in my aunt’s restaurant, there was a dance and some of the kids couldn’t afford it.  They would buy the tickets and leave them with my aunt and say “whoever wants to go to that dance, just give them a ticket.”  They looked after as.   Read the rest of this entry »

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People’s AME Zion Church: Ann Tussing singing Union / Civil Rights songs

In Oral History Interviews, People's AME Zion Church on February 23, 2011 at 10:18 am

Ann Tussing is the wife of Dale Tussing, former Professor of Economics at Syracuse  University.  Both were active members of CORE, Congress Of Racial Equality, and participated in the civil rights movement of the 1960s in Syracuse.   Among other CORE activities, they organized a march on Syracuse’s City Hall to protest the destruction of the 15th Ward, a dominantly African-American and Jewish community.