Madeline Roy and Jaime Roy

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University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Madeline and Jamie Roy discuss growing up in Newark and how they came to live on Church Street They discuss their relationship to George Wilson and what he did for the community by building new homes for the black community. They discuss what it was like in the community and its similarity to a village. They explain how the neighborhood broke down into the various streets such as Church Street, Ray Street, and New London Avenue. The community schools are discussed and the education they were able to receive. The history of their house and family is detailed. The layout of the neighborhood how it used to be is discussed with regard to various stores, barbershops, restaurants, and fields to play in. Specific people and places that they remember from the community are discussed.
African American fraternal organizations--History--20th century., African American churches-History--20th century., African American schools-History--20th century., African Americans--Delaware--Education--20th century., African Americans--Delaware--20th century--Interviews., Education--Newark (Del.)--20th century., Food--Social aspects--20th century., Oral History--Newark (Del.)--20th century., Segregation--Newark (Del.)--20th century., Newark (Del.)--History--20th century., Newark (Del.)--Race relations--History--20th century., African American cooking--Delaware--20th century., Community Life--Newark (Del.)--20th century., Audiocassettes., Galley proofs., Interviews., Oral histories (document genres), Research notes., Recipes., Transcripts., Herman, Bernard, interviewer., Uehling, Katelyn., University of Delaware. Center for Material Culture Studies., University of Delaware. Department of Art.