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Title
Interview with Tom W. Anderson, Dining Car Cooks' and Waiters' Union Local 456
Creator
Beckford, Ruth
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1971
Contributing Institution
Oakland Public Library, African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Collection
California Light and Sound from African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Rights Information
Copyright is held by the African American Museum & Library at Oakland
Description
California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)
Birth in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands [00:00]; Move to California in 1922 [00:55]; Life in San Francisco [01:12]; West Indians in San Francisco [01:39]; Ambition to become an artist and musician [02:18]; Marriage to Mr. Cummings and children [03:17]; Social life in San Francisco [3:37]; Cosmo debutante ball and Cricket Club [04:21]; Early West Indians in San Francisco [5:25]; Mrs. LaSalle, ancestor of Mr. Lasartemay, and the Cochran family [06:45]; Pharmacist Dr. McLean [07:56]; West Indian employment in San Francisco [08:59]; Husband worked as a printer for Mr. Watson’s California Voice [09:33]; West Indian churches in San Francisco [10:20]; No discrimination against African Americans in San Francisco schools [12:05]; Living in Berkeley [14:00]; Passion for music and art [14:27]; Patch houses and art exhibit in Virgin Islands [15:57]; Memories of reciting George Pope Morris’ poem “Woodman, Spare That Tree” [17:34]; Art exhibits in Bay Area [18:40]; Subjects for artwork [20:37]; Callaloo and calabash bowls [22:12]; Returning to school [24:49]; Private exhibition of artwork [27:53]; Three generations of artists [29:30]; Social clubs in San Francisco [31:20]; Marcus Garvey Club meetings at Hamilton Hall [33:14]; Cosmo ball at Scottish Rite Hall [34:07]; Social gatherings in homes and Golden Gate Park [35:47]; Taking Parson’s Ferry to Oakland [36:30]
Type
sound
Format
Master
1
38 minutes 06 seconds
Identifier
http://archive.org/details/caolaam_000025b
Relation
Ruth Beckford Papers
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8w0997v

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