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James A. Bennett interview (part 1 of 2)

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Bennett, James A., interviewee


Part 1 of an oral history interview with James A. Bennett. An African-American man who grew up in the U Street Corridor neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Mr. Bennett describes his understanding of segregation as a child, his experiences of the U Street music and entertainment scene both as a child street performer and, when he was older, as a patron of the clubs and theaters in the area. His history charts the changing character of the U Street community as he was growing up.James A. Bennett is a long-time resident of Washington, D.C. whose recollections give valuable insight into life growing up in the U Street neighborhood during segregation.DC Public Library, Special Collections, OHP 26 U Street Oral History Project - DC's Cultural Corridor
Navies, Kelly, interviewer
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