Oral History

Joseph Fearrington and Clementine Self - On home, community, World War II, and Civil Rights

Interviewed by Hudson Vaughan on April 21, 2011

The interview was conducted on the porch of Joe’s home, a wonderful venue for an interview about home and community, although maybe not ideal for sound quality. There was significant wind at times and the sound of the cars passing by on the street. The interview begins with Joe’s stories of how he came to Graham Street, then navigates back to earlier years of his life on the farm. Significant time was given to his experiences in WWII. The interview then turned to discussion about the construction of homes, early years in the area post-war, reflections on work and family life, and elements of pride in the journey to this point. Clementine joined for parts of the narrative, chiming in with questions and stories, especially related to her part in the local Civil Rights struggle.

Joseph Fearrington and Clementine Self - On home, community, World War II, and Civil Rights

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Oral history interview of Fearrington, Joseph conducted by Hudson Vaughan on April 21, 2011 at Chapel Hill, NC. Processed by Staimpel, Jacob.

Citation: Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Joseph Fearrington and Clementine Self - On home, community, World War II, and Civil Rights,” From the Rock Wall, accessed November 29, 2021, https://fromtherockwall.org/oral-histories/joseph-fearrington-and-clementine-self.

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