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Title
Interview with Urania P. Cummings, artist and West Indian community in San Francisco
Creator
Beckford, Ruth
Date Created and/or Issued
1971~
1972-01
Contributing Institution
Oakland Public Library, African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Collection
California Revealed from African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Rights Information
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Description
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
1/8 inch audio cassette
Extent
1 Tape of 1
Identifier
https://archive.org/details/caolaam_000025a
https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A68216
Language
English
Relation
Ruth Beckford Papers
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8w0997v
Provenance
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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