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Informants for Remembering Jim Crow by American RadioWorks

In the early 1990s, dozens of graduate students at Duke University and other schools fanned out across the South to capture and preserve stories of 20th century segregation before the black men and women who survived Jim Crow passed away.

American RadioWorks culled stories from more than 1,000 interviews for this project. ARW producers also conducted extensive field interviews of additional informants. Below are their names.

Wilhelmina Baldwin (b. 1923)
Waynesborough, Mississippi

Leonard Barrow (b. 1917)
New Iberia, Louisiana

George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. (b. 1947)
Wilson, North Carolina

Walter Cavers (b. 1910)
Selma, Alabama

Jesse Chassion (b. 1926)
Freetown, Louisiana

Thomas Christopher Columbus Chatman (b. 1919)
Coffee County, Georgia

Olivia Cherry (b. 1926)
Hampton, Virginia

Price Davis (b. 1921)
Charlotte, North Carolina

Cora Eliza Flemming (b. 1933)
Chapel Hill, Mississippi

Doris and Stine George (b. 1929;1931)
Moultrie, Georgia

Charles Gratton (b. 1932)
Birmingham, Alabama

Edward Kimes

Money Alian Kirby (b. 1914)
Biscoe, Arkansas

Maurice Lucas (b. 1944)
Renova, Mississippi

Cemore Morton Newsome

Otis Pinkard (b. 1916)
Tuskegee, Alabama

Ann Pointer (b. 1927)
Macon County, Alabama


Amelia Robinson
Tuskegee, Alabama

Lillian Quick Smith (b. 1931)
Wilmington, NC

Cornelius Speed (b. 1919)
Leon County, Florida

Gladys Stephenson

Della Sullins (b. 1917)
Tuskegee, Alabama

Georgia Sutton (b. 1929)
New Bern, NC

John Harrison Volter (b.1929)
New Iberia, Louisiana

Ferdie Miller Walker (b. 1928)
Fort Worth, Texas

John Welch

Kenneth Young (b. 1907)
Tuskegee, Alabama

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