2020 Oral History Project

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2020 Oral History Project


Items collected by the 2020 History Harvest class in the course of our research related to a set of oral histories conducted in 1976.



Collection Items

1920 United States Federal Census
Ambrose Gordon's entry in the 1920 United States Federal Census.

1880 United States Federal Census
A picture of William Marshall's entry in the 1880 census.

Emmanual Baptist Church Choir
This is a picture of the Emmanuel Baptist Church choir, with Revered W.E.W. Brown (top center) from Indianola, Mississippi, & (also, top row-) Raymond Wright, Neal Harris & Leon Peterson & (standing, far right, right to left) Robert Guyton, Ocie…

Ambrose Gordon's WWII Draft Card
Ambrose Gordon's WWII Draft Card

Group of Boy Scouts
This is a picture of four boy scouts: John Earl Wilson, and Gordon brothers Ben, Kenny, and Joe.

Sadie Bell at Social Gathering
This is a picture of Sadie Bell speaking with a group of people playing cards.

Ross Hill Cemetery
Taken relatively recently, this shows the cemetery that holds the graves of many of the original Ross Hill community and their descendants. It is unknown whether the community still exists, but the existence of this burial ground cements these…

Gordon Family Portrait
James Gordon (father of Ben Gordon & Anne Gordon Harris), with his mother Mary Gordon (a former slave) & sister Emma Gordon Houston, Mississippi ca 1900 (BG)

John D. Stevenson in his YMCA Office
This is a picture of J.D. Stevenson, Executive Secretary of the Edgewater YMCA in his office.

Reverend Dewitt Johnson
John D. Stevenson on this porch at his home in Beloit Wisconsin.
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