Oral Histories

The following selection of first-person recordings by community members about Black lives on Nantucket are those currently digitized in the NHA Oral History Collection. Additional oral histories will be made available as digitization work progresses.

Interview with Joan Wilson Godeau
1981
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Interview with Josephine White Hall
Interviewed by Mary Miles, 1988
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Interview with Pauline Singleton
Interviewed by Cheryl MacHardy, 1993
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Interview with Michael Miller
Interviewed by Evelyn Danforth, 1993
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Interview with Beatrice Martin
Interviewed by Jacqueline K Haring, 1993
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Interview with Helen Seager
Interviewed by Jacqueline K Haring, 1993
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Florence Higgenbotham Gam Number Two
Led by Frances Karttunen, 2002
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Interview with Frank and Bette Spriggs
Interviewed by Betsy Tyler, 2015
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Interview with Tina Hoskins-Burney
Interviewed by Jacob B Horton, 2016
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Interview with Richard Earl Moore Sr
Interviewed by Peter Morrison, 2016
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Interview with Ochand C Lee
Interviewed by Jacob B Horton, 2016
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Interview with Nolan Spence
Interviewed by Peter Morrison, 2016
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Interview with Durand Spence
Interviewed by Peter Morrison, 2016
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Interview with Reverend Donovan Kerr
Interviewed by Jacob B Horton, 2016
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