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Interview with Evangeline Gibbs

@ Western Carolina University

Crittenden, Lorraine


Evangeline Thompson Gibbs is interviewed by Lorraine Crittenden on September 10, 1986 as a part of the Western North Carolina Tomorrow Black Oral History Project. Gibbs’ parents were the first black people to buy a house on Meadow Street in Waynesville. Her father was also the first and only black barber and her daughter was the first black nurse in Waynesville. Her mother was educated by the Love Stringfield family and Gibbs herself later worked for Dr. Stringfield. Gibbs’ father was a Mason and her mother was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Gibbs recounts her schooling, growing up in a white neighborhood, playing music, and more.
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Gibbs, Evangeline Thompson
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