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Flexan Pierce, October 30, 1972

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Creator:Pierce, Flexan
Title:Flexan Pierce, October 30, 1972
Date:1972 Oct. 30

Oral history interview with Flexan Pierce of Spokane, Washington. Some remarks made by her husband are also on the tape. Tape 1, Side A: 0 - 3 Came from North Carolina by train. Black churches. Other organizations--NAACP. 3 - 6 Emancipation Day. Blacks lived all over town and many owned property. Negro businesses. 6 - 8 Father was very strict. Churchwork quite important. Schooling. 8 - 11 Black population. Maintain contact with relatives in North Carolina. 11 - 12 Her marriage. 12 - 13 Other black families in Spokane. 13 - 21 Clothing styles. Why people decided to move out West from the South. Her husband talks a bit about his early life (This is hard to understand). He talks about his experiences in World War II. 21 - 25 Black clubs. Politics. What happened to blacks when they moved from Spokane. 25 - 30 Unintelligible. Tape 1, Side B 0 - 10 General discussion about their family. How the times have changed. (This is very difficult to hear.)

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Subjects:Pierce, Flexan | Pierce, Flexan--Marriage | Oral history--United States | Family--History--North Carolina | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | African Americans--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American women domestics--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American domestics--Washington (State)--Spokane | Women domestics--Washington (State)--Spokane | Domestics--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American women--Washington (State)--Spokane | Housekeeping--Washington (State)--Spokane | Railroad travel--United States | African Americans--Travel | African American churches--Washington (State)--Spokane | Churches--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Religion | African Americans--Societies, etc. | Societies--Washington (State)--Spokane | Clubs--Washington (State)--Spokane | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Spokane Branch | Holidays--Washington (State) | Juneteenth--Washington (State) | African Americans--Anniversaries, etc.--Washington (State) | Slaves--Emancipation--United States | Liberty | Equality--Washington (State) | Housing--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Housing--Washington (State)--Spokane | Dwellings--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Dwellings--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American neighborhoods--Washington (State)--Spokane | Ethnic neighborhoods--Washington (State)--Spokane | Neighborhood--Washington (State)--Spokane | Community life--Washington (State)--Spokane | Home ownership--Washington (State)--Spokane | Real property--Ownership--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American business enterprises--Washington (State)--Spokane | Business enterprises--Washington (State)--Spokane | Church group work | Church work--Washington (State)--Spokane | Theology, Practical--Washington (State)--Spokane | Education--Washington (State)--Spokane | Public schools--Washington (State)--Spokane | Schools--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Education--Washington (State)--Spokane | Marriage--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Marriage--Washington (State)--Spokane | Fashion--Washington (State)--Spokane | Clothing and dress--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Clothing--Washington (State)--Spokane | World War, 1939-1945--Washington (State)--Spokane | World War, 1939-1945--African Americans | World War, 1939-1945--War work | African American soldiers--Washington (State)--Spokane | Soldiers--Washington (State)--Spokane | United States--Armed Forces--African Americans | African American politicians--Washington (State)--Spokane | Politicians--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Politics and government | Political parties--Washington (State)--Spokane | Spokane (Wash.)--Politics and government--20th century | Spokane (Wash.) | Spokane County (Wash.)
Collection:Black Oral History Collection
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Washington State University. Library. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
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Black Oral History Interviews, 1972-1974, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University

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