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2005

Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

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Owens, Jimmy Interview 1, Owens, Jimmy. Interview: Bronx African American History Project Oct 2005

Owens, Jimmy Interview 1, Owens, Jimmy. Interview: Bronx African American History Project

Oral Histories

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Ramsey, Andrea, Ramsey, Andrea. Interview: Bronx African American History Project Aug 2005

Ramsey, Andrea, Ramsey, Andrea. Interview: Bronx African American History Project

Oral Histories

Her grandparents moved to the Bronx from Harlem in the 1950’s and were immigrants from Barbados. Many of their friends from the Caribbean were moving to the Bronx, and they moved along with them to Union Avenue. Andrea was born in Harlem and then moved to the Bronx when she was very young to Tinton Avenue with her parents. There were many other Caribbean families in her life and she does not recall people from certain islands segregating themselves from the rest of the community. She and her family attended St. Augustine Church, which was Presbyterian. She remembers the ...


Washington, Valerie, Washington, Valerie. Interview: Bronx African American History Project Mar 2005

Washington, Valerie, Washington, Valerie. Interview: Bronx African American History Project

Oral Histories

Valerie Washington is a lifelong resident of the Bronx, whose parents were both born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. She grew up on Wells Avenue, then 1098 Simpson Street where her parents were the superintendents of the building. She says there were no other African-American families in the building, and this was common in the area for the superintendents to be African-American with mostly white Jewish tenants. She attended PS 20 where she was placed in the top classes from the very beginning of her education. She then attended Herman Ritter Junior High and then Washington Irving High School in 1953 ...


Owens, Jimmy Interview 2, Owens, Jimmy. Interview: Bronx African American History Project Feb 2005

Owens, Jimmy Interview 2, Owens, Jimmy. Interview: Bronx African American History Project

Oral Histories

The second session begins with Owens discussing the teachers that had the biggest effects on him at Junior High School 40. One of those teachers was the head of the music department. He fondly remembers how he learned to play the trumpet with the book Easy Steps to the Band. This gentleman was his teacher for one year and was replaced by a woman who taught the students jazz. She also helped him prepare for the entrance exam for theHigh School ofMusic and Art, which he was accepted into.

When he was in JHS 40 he played at a few ...