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Title

Anita Turner Interview

Subject

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
Saratoga County (N.Y.)
Turner, Anita

Description

In this interview with Courtney Reid, Anita Skinner Turner discusses her family history, food, school, urban renewal, and the Black Elk's ball.

Creator

Turner, Anita

Source

Saratoga Springs Office of the City Historian

Publisher

Saratoga Springs Public Library

Date

1999-05-16

Contributor

Signor, Leona
Fitzgerald, Mary Ann

Rights

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Relation

West Side Oral Narrative Collection

Format

MP3

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Identifier

SCOH031

All Available Item Data

Interviewer

Reid, Courtney

Interviewee

Turner, Anita

Location

Saratoga Springs, NY

Original Format

Audio Cassette tape

Duration

59:30 min

Time Summary

Part 1
00:00:30 Georgia Lee Jackson, Richmond (?) Virginia,
00:01:45 Grandmother adopted mother
00:02:15 Father came to Saratoga from Maryland to work on railroad
00:02:35 Father and mother met and moved to New York City
00:02:50 Mother was first black to work in department store in New York City
00:03:20 Grandmother Georgia Lee Jackson, rented rooms
00:04:50 Rented rooms across from Grand Union Hotel, big contrast, other side of coin
00:04:45 Jimmy’s Bar and Grill
00:04:55 The Blind Pig
00:05:25 Mother was a number writer
00:08:30 St. Peter’s school
00:08:55 Old hospital on Church Street
00:09:50 Grandmother died in 1944
00:12:10 Hattie’s chicken shack
00:14:55 Father, John Skinner Jr., from Maryland
00:20:00 Traveled with daughter and husband when husband was in service
00:21:50 Willy Mosley’s cigar store
00:29:45 Ruth Daggs, Margaret Daggs, Emory Daggs
00:31:15 Burgesses Restaurant, Five Point Restaurant
00:33:15 Max’s Tailor
00:34:15 Biddie, Mable Anthony
00:35:15 Golden Grill, Goldie Alexander
00:35:55 John Alexander
00:37:35 Joe Jackson
00:38:20 Urban Renewal
00:46:45 Discovered mother was adopted in 1964 at mother’s death

Part 2
00:48:15 Mother’s adoption
00:51:30 Boarding house
00:52:35 Black Elks
00:53:25 Annual Elks ball
00:58:15 Margaret Daggs Caron
00:58:55 Old dances, Charleston, Lindy hop
00:59:30 Then vs. now

Physical Format

Oral histories

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Citation

Turner, Anita, “Anita Turner Interview,” Saratoga Room Digital Exhibits, accessed August 5, 2020, http://digitalarchive.sspl.org/items/show/257.

Output Formats

Files

Turner 1.mp3
Turner 2.mp3

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