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Oral history interview with David Swett, Jr., 2006 July 17, excerpt 07

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Creator:Swett, David E., 1968-
Creator:Egerton, John
Title:Oral history interview with David Swett, Jr., 2006 July 17, excerpt 07
Date:2006 July 17

An excerpt from an oral history interview with Nashville businessman David Swett, Jr., conducted on 17 July 2006 by John Egerton as part of a cooperative effort between the Nashville Public Library's Nashville Business Leaders Oral History Project and the Southern Foodways Alliance. Swett discusses his grandfather Walter Swett's providing some free meals over the years, including to participants in Nashville's civil rights movement, and how he made such a difference in people's lives. The complete interview, as well as a transcript, is available in the repository.

Types:Sound recordings | Oral histories | Sound
Subjects:Swett, David E., 1968- --Interviews | Swett, Walter, 1904-1994 | Swett's Restaurant (Nashville, Tenn.)--History | Businesspeople--Tennessee--Nashville | African American businesspeople--Tennessee--Nashville | Business enterprises--Tennessee--Nashville | Family-owned business enterprises--Tennessee--Nashville | Minority business enterprises--Tennessee--Nashville | African American business enterprises--Tennessee--Nashville | Restaurants--Tennessee--Nashville | Food service--Tennessee--Nashville | Dinners and dining--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Social conditions--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Economic conditions--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | Desegregation--Tennessee--Nashville | Nashville (Tenn.)--History--Sources | Nashville (Tenn.)--Commerce | Nashville (Tenn.)--Race relations | Nashville (Tenn.)--Social conditions | Nashville (Tenn.)--Economic conditions | 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: NBLSwettD digital recording converted from wav to mp3 format in 2006.

Nashville Business Leaders Oral History Project, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights Online Collection.

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