An oral history interview with Joseph Highsmith and Annesto Highsmith Younger, February 7, 2012

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Abstract/Description:In this interview, Joseph Highsmith, and his daughter, Rev. Annesto Highsmith Younger describe what the Historic Fulton neighborhood in Richmond, Va., was like in the 1950s and 1960s. Rev. Annesto Highsmith Younger, who grew up in Historic Fulton, discusses her upbringing and the impact growing up in Historic Fulton has had on her life. Joseph Highsmith discusses his work with various civic and religious organizations, his activities as a poll worker, his career with ABC Systems, and his role in the community. Both Rev. Annesto Highsmith Younger and Joseph Highsmith reminisce about Historic Fulton schools and business, churches they supported in the area, memorable Historic Fulton residents and families, efforts to maintain contact with the area, the impact of the redevelopment efforts on Historic Fulton, how they would like to see Historic Fulton remembered, and changes they would like to see in the future.
Subject(s):City/State: Richmond (Va.)
Time Period: Twentieth century
Richmond (Va.) -- Social conditions
Urban renewal -- Virginia -- Richmond
African American women clergy -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews
African American civic leaders -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews
Neighborhoods -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Social conditions
Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Younger, Annesto Highsmith -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Younger, Annesto Highsmith -- Interviews
Highsmith, Joseph -- Interviews
Date Created:2012-02-07