Oral History of Sister Gail Grimes

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Title

Oral History of Sister Gail Grimes

Alternative Title

Oral History, Grimes

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Apopka (Fla.)
Agriculture--Florida

Description

An oral history interview of Sister Gail Grimes, a Roman Catholic sister from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who moved to Apopka, Florida, in January of 1975 to serve the farmworker, low-income and immigrant communities. This interview was conducted by Jared Muha in Apopka on October 10, 2014. Some of the topics covered include moving to Apopka, working for the Hope CommUnity Center, the working conditions of Central Florida farmworkers, Apopka farms in the 1970s, relations between farmworkers and crew leaders, migration to Florida, early types of industry, the development of muck farms, shifting racial dynamics on Apopka farms, a history of racism in Central Florida, finding work after the shutdown of Lake Apopka, and the legacy of black farmworkers in Florida history.

Abstract

Oral history interview of Sister Gail Grimes. Interview conducted by Jared Muha in Apopka, Florida, on October 10, 2014.

Table Of Contents


0:00:00 Hope CommUnity Center
0:04:30 Working conditions
0:12:48 Apopka farms in the 1970s
0:19:03 Relations between farmworkers and crew leaders
0:24:21 Migration to Florida and the development of muck farms
0:27:47 Shifting racial dynamics and pesticide exposure
0:37:04 Shutdown of Lake Apopka
0:43:13 The legacy of black farmworkers and Dowdell v. City of Apopka
0:49:51 Segregation
0:52:41 Closing remarks

Creator

Grimes, Gail
Muha, Jared

Source

Grimes, Gail. Interviewed by Jared Muha, October 10, 2015. Audio record available. RICHES, Orlando, Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

2014
-10
-10

Date Copyrighted

2014
-10
-10

Contributor

Cravero, Geoffrey

Has Format

Digital transcript of original 53-minute, and 27-second oral history: Grimes, Gail. Interviewed by Jared Muha. Audio record available. RICHES, Orlando, Florida.

Is Part Of

Apopka Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES.

Requires

Multimedia software, such as QuickTime.

Format

audio/mp3
application/pdf

Extent

48.9 MB
239 KB

Medium

53-minute and 27-second audio recording
26-page digital transcript

Language

eng

Type

Sound

Coverage

Farmworker Association of Florida, Apopka, Florida
Hope CommUnity Center, Apopka, Florida
Lake Apopka, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Sister Gail Grimes and Jared Muha, transcribed by Geoffrey Cravero, and published by RICHES.

Rights Holder

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

External Reference

Damron, David. "Apopka nuns donate to Demings campaign." The Orlando Sentinel, April 24, 2014. Accessed October 3, 2016. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-04-14/news/os-apopka-nuns-back-demings-20140414_1_nuns-val-demings-sister-gail-grimes.
"Hundreds Enjoyed Festive Retirement Celebration to Honor Sister Gail Grimes." Hope CommUnity Center, 2014 Fall Edition. Accessed October 4, 2016. https://hopecommunitycenterapopka.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/newsletter_fall_final_web_version.pdf.
Santich, Kate. "Nuns' efforts aid Apopka farmworkers." The Orlando Sentinel, July 3, 2006. Accessed October 4, 2016. http://smfws.com/art07032006c.htm.
Santich, Kate. "Hope And Hard Work: Nuns' efforts aid Apopka farmworkers." The Orlando Sentinel, July 3, 2006. Accessed October 4, 2016.
Slongwhite, Dale Finley, and Jeannie Economos. Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food. 2014.
Giagnoni, Silvia. Fields of Resistance The Struggle of Florida's Farmworkers for Justice. Chicago, Ill: Haymarket Books, 2011.

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  1. APKA00006.mp3
  2. APKA00006.pdf