Oral History of Marva Y. Hawkins

Dublin Core

Title

Oral History of Marva Y. Hawkins

Alternative Title

Oral History, Hawkins

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
African Americans--Florida--Sanford
Meat industry and trade
Celery
Celery industry
Educations--Florida
Schools
High schools--Florida

Description

In this oral history, Marva Y. Hawkins recounts her life living in Goldsboro, a historic African-American community in Sanford, Florida. Her mother was the owner of the neighborhood grocery store, Hawkins' Meat Market, located off of West Thirteenth Street, originally called Goldsboro Avenue and now called Historic Goldsboro Boulevard. Hawkins lived in Goldsboro her entire life and attended Goldsboro Red School and Crooms High School, where she graduated in 1954. Hawkins has worked in various positions, such as for Family Services, as an insurance agent, and as a columnist for The Sanford Herald.

Abstract

Oral history interview of Marva Y. Hawkins. Interview conducted by Julio R. Firpo at the home of Marva Y. Hawkins in Sanford, Florida.

Table Of Contents

00:00:00 Introduction
00:00:57 Hawkins family
00:02:15 Thirteenth Street
00:03:24 Celery industry
00:04:10 Hawkins' Meat Market
00:04:37 Hawkins family
00:06:22 Goldsboro community activities and schools
00:08:14 Migrant labor
00:09:40 African-American policemen in Goldsboro
00:10:25 Thirteenth Street
00:17:27 Closing down of businesses
00:18:14 Churches and businesses in Goldsboro
00:19:12 Growing up in Goldsboro
00:21:37 How children and families have changed over time
00:22:13 Social organizations
00:23:32 Crooms High School
00:23:46 RECORDING CUTS OFF
00:23:48 Crooms High School
00:28:42 Scholarships
00:30:23 Education and career
00:32:19 Relations with communities outside of Goldsboro
00:36:27 How Sanford has changed over time
00:39:08 How the community work ethic has changed over time
00:39:37 Interaction between Goldsboro and the white community
00:42:01 RECORDING CUTS OFF
00:42:02 Interaction between Goldsboro and the white community
00:43:26 How Sanford changed during integration and the 1960s
00:47:37 Typical day for Hawkins' Meat Market and present use of building
52:00 Hawkins' brothers and their families
54:15 How Sanford has changed over time
01:01:50 Closing remarks

Creator

Firpo, Julio R.

Source

Hawkins, Marva Y. Interview by Julio R. Firpo. Home of Marva Y. Hawkins. April 6, 2011. Audio record available. RICHES of Central Florida.

Date Created

2011-04-06

Date Modified

2014-03-17

Contributor

Hawkins, Marva Y.

Is Part Of

Goldsboro Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Requires

Multimedia software, such as QuickTime.

Format

audio/mp3

Extent

635 MB

Medium

1-hour, 2-minute, 59-second audio recording

Language

eng

Type

Sound

Coverage

Goldsboro, Sanford, Florida
Georgetown, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Julio R. Firpo and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Contributing Project

Curator

Firpo, Julio R.

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Flewellyn, Valada S. African Americans of Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Firpo, Julio R.

Interviewee

Hawkins, Marva Y.

Location

Home of Marva Y. Hawkins

Original Format

1 audio recording

Duration

1 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds

Bit Rate/Frequency

1411 kbps

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