An oral history interview with Federal Branch, Ephraim Briggs, Wanda Brown, Charles Crawley, Waverly Hughes, Patricia Melvin, Eric Robinson, Willie Robinson, and Douglas White, March 29, 2012

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Abstract/Description: In this interview, Caroline Morris speaks with a number of individuals in the field about what it was like to live in the Historic Fulton neighborhood of Richmond, Va. Willie Robinson discusses his memories of Historic Fulton when he was growing up, his understanding of the revitalization project, the changes that have taken place in Historic Fulton, and what he would like to see for Historic Fulton in the future. Ephraim Briggs talks about his early upbringing in the Historic Fulton neighborhood. Eric Robinson describes what Historic Fulton was like when he was growing up, how his family had to move due to the urban renewal project, and how he feels about the impact of the project. Waverly Hughes describes how he grew up in Historic Fulton, how it influenced his career as a musician, and how he comes back to visit old friends. Charles Crawley discusses his memories of the Historic Fulton urban renewal project and what he would like for the future of Historic Fulton. Wanda Ellen Brown talks about her family home, childhood friends and relatives, social activities, and what it was like growing up in the Historic Fulton community. Patricia Briggs Melvin reminisces about growing up in Historic Fulton. Wanda Ellen Brown and Patricia Briggs Melvin both discuss coming back to the community and attending Historic Fulton reunions, memories of living in Historic Fulton, and repercussions of the Historic Fulton urban renewal project. Douglas White discusses the negative impact the urban renewal project had on the Historic Fulton community. Federal Branch describes growing up in Historic Fulton, attending Webster Davis School during desegregation, moving out of the neighborhood to Fulton Hill, and his hopes for Historic Fulton in the future.
Subject(s): City/State: Richmond (Va.)
Time Period: Twentieth century
Richmond (Va.) -- Social conditions
City planning -- Citizen participation
Urban renewal -- Virginia -- Richmond
Neighborhoods -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Social conditions
Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority
White, Douglas -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
White, Douglas -- Interviews
Robinson, Willie -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Robinson, Willie -- Interviews
Robinson, Eric -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Robinson, Eric -- Interviews
Melvin, Patricia Briggs -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Melvin, Patricia Briggs -- Interviews
Hughes, Waverly -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Hughes, Waverly -- Interviews
Crawley, Charles -- Interviews
Brown, Wanda Ellen -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Brown, Wanda Ellen -- Interviews
Briggs, Ephraim -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Briggs, Ephraim -- Interviews
Branch, Federal -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Branch, Federal -- Interviews
Date Created: 2012-03-29