Arnold Saunders

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University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Saunders discusses being born on New London Road in 1943 and what it was like growing up in Newark. He discusses things they did as kids, his schooling, and growing up having his grandmother raise him. The general village aspect of the community is discussed and the relationships between everyone in the neighborhood. Race relations before and during integration is discussed. The barbershop that was owned by his uncle is discussed with regard to its role a community center. The three local churches role in the community and their importance is discussed. He remembers specifics such as the fire in 1949 that killed four children, family meals with his grandmother, holidays in the neighborhood, and when and why he left Newark. He also discusses baseball in the community and the Newark teams he played for as well as other big players to come out of the area.
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.