An oral history interview with Blanche Henderson Lewis and Samuel Henderson, Sr., January 25, 2012

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Abstract/Description: In this interview, Blanche Henderson Lewis and her uncle Samuel Henderson, Sr., describe what it was like to grow up and live in the Historic Fulton neighborhood in Richmond, Va. Blanche Henderson Lewis discusses the closeness of the residents of the neighborhood, memories of her father's grocery store, her early family life growing up in Historic Fulton, memorable residents of Historic Fulton, her husband and children, and her career and the discrimination she has faced. Samuel Henderson describes origins of the Historic Fulton name, his memories of Historic Fulton and people who have lived there, stores and restaurants in Historic Fulton, memories of his family and his family's store, his career and efforts to fight discrimination in promotion at the Postal Service, and how he feels looking back at Historic Fulton.
Subject(s): City/State: Richmond (Va.)
Time Period: Twentieth century
Richmond (Va.) -- Social conditions
Postal service -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Employees -- Interviews
Human services personnel -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews
Discrimination in employment -- Virginia -- Richmond
African American business enterprises -- Virginia -- Richmond
Neighborhoods -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Social conditions
Henderson, Samuel, Sr. -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Henderson, Samuel, Sr. -- Interviews
Lewis, Blanche Henderson -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Lewis, Blanche Henderson -- Interviews
Date Created: 2012-01-25