Springfield African-American History Foundation Interviews

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Springfield African-American History Foundation Interviews

Rosia Adams - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Retired home economics teacher; foster parent

Bettie Allen - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Government worker, mechanic, YWCA volunteer, world traveler

Velma Carey - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Parent and community volunteer; plaintiff in school desegregation lawsuit

Theresa Faith Cummings - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Social services administrator and businesswoman

Ted Curtis - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Realtor, school board member, state government administrator

Rudy Davenport - Springfield African-American History Foundation

NAACP and Habitat for Humanity volunteer, plaintiff in civil rights suit

Jessie Mae Finley - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Musician, active church volunteer, state worker, interviewed at age 97

Marian Goza - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Medical employee, community volunteer, parent

Robert Goza - Springfield African-American History Foundation

State employee, community and NAACP volunteer

Georgia Hale - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Bank worker, church and community volunteer

Beverly Helm-Renfro - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Daughter of photographer ‘Doc’ Helm, and admin asst to state Senator Barack Obama from 2001 to 2004

Ida Jackson - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Social service worker, parent, plaintiff in Springfield school desegregation case

Leroy Jordan - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Elementary teacher, college administrator, school board member

Charles Lockhart - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Veteran, factory worker, first black uniformed police officer

Terry Ransom - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Studied the Underground Railroad extensively

Jerome Reynolds - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Worked in the Real Estate business following in his Mothers Footsteps

Veronica Robison - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Small business owner; activist; advocate for equality

Paula Stadeker and Georgia Rountree - Springfield African-American History Foundation

A founding member of the graduate chapter for AKA sorority at Tennessee State University

Peggie Senor - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Minister, parent, community and church volunteer

Clarence Senor - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Navy veteran and African-American seeing action on a destroyer

Elijah Singley - Springfield African-American History Foundation

retired librarian, directly involved in Civil Rights demonstrations

J.D. Washington - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas at a time when Jim Crow laws were in effect

Carmelita Hogan Washington - Springfield African-American History Foundation

University human resources professional, sorority volunteer

Charles Wilson - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Bricklayer, musician, descendent of Springfield Race Riot victim

Jenrose Wilson - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Wife of Charles Wilson, worked in health care field

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