Clarence Whigham

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University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Whigham discusses spending the majority of his life growing up in Newark. He discusses his family’s history and how they came to reside in Newark. The layout of the neighborhood and location of various places compared to present day is discussed. The importance of sports in the neighborhood is discussed. Different places where people would gather are detailed. The size of the community and its growth over the years is discussed. The importance of the local churches in the neighborhood is discussed. He explains what he misses about how the neighborhood used to be, specifically he explains the bonds people had and the tightness of the community. He discusses the area known as the "Big Field" and other important places though out the community and where they were located in relation to what is there currently. The black barbershop in the community is discussed and its role and importance to the neighborhood.
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.