This is a collection of interviews with Savannah citizens conducted by an Armstrong State College history class during the year 1973. Edited by Thomas Fuller, the interviews have been transcribed and collected in a looseleaf notebook housed in the Florence Powell Minis Collection, call number Spe Coll F 294 S2 .H14 1973.
Topics include modern (c. 1973) and depression-era race and race relations, including some references to the Civil Rights movement, as well as depression-era commerce, economics, and culture-- all from a variety of perspectives.
Originally from Havanna, Cuba, Mrs. Clayde married a Savannahian. She comments about life in Cuba and Savannah. "Life in Cuba before Fidel was very nice. It was sort of like Savannah. Things were slow. People did not hurry so much."
Debbie Ulmer and Sandra Ulmer
Mrs. Newkirk of Rincon talks about her family who were among the first German immigrants to Georgia, the Salzburgers, who settled in Ebenezer in Effingham County.
Mr. Ulmer is a retired plumber who has lived and worked in Savannah for almost 54 years. "The plumbers and the helpers rode bicycles in those days. We rode bicycles as far as Pooler, Bethesda, and Thunderbolt."
Ms. Zeigler recalls the integration demonstrations in Savannah and her participation. "I didn't lay down but if they say don't go to a store I tried not to go..."