Historic Fulton Oral History Project

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Title:Historic Fulton oral history project
Date:1900-1999, 1930-1970

The purpose of the Historic Fulton Oral History Project is to educate, to raise awareness, and to gain an understanding of life in the Historic Fulton community, located in the East End of Richmond, Virginia. Its need comes from a commitment to preserve the 20th-century history of the neighborhood and its residents. This was accomplished through the compilation of the oral histories of Historic Fulton residents, particularly those with strong ties to the Historic Fulton community prior to the City of Richmond's 1970s urban renewal plan.

The Historic Fulton Oral History collection contains 17 interviews with 32 named interviewee participants. The interviewees are teachers, activists, clergy, and community leaders who grew up in the predominantly African-American Historic Fulton community in the 1930s through the 1950s.

The interviewees were also witnesses to the City of Richmond's 1970s urban renewal plan that permanently changed the landscape of Historic Fulton. These interviews present the unique perspectives of those who were Historic Fulton residents by allowing the community to speak for and about themselves. With the Greater Historic Fulton area undergoing continuous change and development in the 21st century, understanding Historic Fulton's past is an invaluable resource for the neighborhood's future.

Types:maps (documents) | oral histories | sound recordings | autobiographies | Sound | Text
Subjects:Civil rights demonstrations--Virginia--Richmond | Urban renewal--Virginia--Richmond | Segregation in education--Virginia--Richmond | School integration--Virginia--Richmond | Neighborhoods--Virginia--Richmond--Social conditions | United States, Virginia, Henrico County, Richmond, 37.5407, -77.4360
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Contributors:James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives
Original Material:

Richmond, Va. : VCU Libraries

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Persistent Link to Item:https://digital.library.vcu.edu/islandora/object/vcu%3Aful