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Excerpt 1 from oral history interview with Mary Frances Berry, 2003 September 05

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Creator:Berry, Mary Frances
Creator:Egerton, John
Creator:James, Carolyn
Title:Excerpt 1 from oral history interview with Mary Frances Berry, 2003 September 05
Date:2003 Sept. 5

An excerpt from an oral history interview with Nashville Civil Rights Movement participant Mary Frances Berry, conducted on 5 September 2003 by John Egerton as part of the Nashville Public Library's Civil Rights Oral History Project. Berry discusses her childhood in Nashville living in an orphanage called Buva College. She describes the neighborhood on 12th Avenue North where the family lived after her mother came and got her from the orphanage as being racially mixed at the time. The complete interview, as well as a transcript, is available in the repository.

Types:Sound recordings | Oral histories | Sound
Subjects:Berry, Mary Frances--Interviews | Buva College Rescue Home and Training School for Negro Children | African Americans--Social conditions | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Segregation--Tennessee--Nashville | Orphanages--Tennessee--Nashville | Nashville (Tenn.)--Race relations | Nashville (Tenn.)--History | Nashville (Tenn.)--Social conditions | Twelfth Avenue North (Nashville, Tenn.) | United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.1658899, -86.7844432
Collection:Nashville Public Library Digital Collections Portal: Civil Rights
Institution:Nashville Public Library
Contributors:Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division
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Excerpted from: CROHPBerry audio cassette recording(s) converted to mp3 format in 2006.

Civil Rights Oral History Project, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights Online Collection.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digital.library.nashville.org/u?/nr,218