Samuel Watson

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University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Watson discusses growing up in the neighborhood and on New London Avenue. since he was born in 1927. His discussion of growing up in Newark includes his family, sports and activities he did as a child, where he worked in the area, his service in the military, and his employment at the Chrysler plant. Discusses the role that George Wilson played in the community and what he did to help the neighborhood. The importance of the churches in the neighborhood is discussed. He details various areas of the neighborhood (The Hollow, White Clay Creek, Green’s Field, and The Big Field). The different streets that comprised the area known as "The Row" are discussed including Ray Street, Rose Street, and Corbit Street. Various places and people and their role in the community are discussed. The relationship between the black community on New London Avenue. and the white community on West Main Street is 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.