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Isiah Turner: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Turner, Isiah
Interviewer(s):
Cándida Smith, Richard
Title:
Isiah Turner: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Isaiah Turner, retired city manager of Richmond during the launching of the park; grew up in Parchester Village, a post-World War II suburban housing development in Richmond where African Americans were able to buy homes. Many of the homeowners, including Turner's father, had been war industry workers who had come from the South in search of employment. Turner discusses the development of the community, education, and race relations in Richmond.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2005
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10261224
Rights:
Turner, Isiah . "Isiah Turner: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Richard Cándida Smith in 2005. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.