Timothy Grant, Interview by Kieran W. Taylor, 24 June 2009

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Title

Timothy Grant, Interview by Kieran W. Taylor, 24 June 2009

Description

Timothy Grant was born in 1954 at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and grew up on Jackson Street on the East Side of Charleston. He recalls memories of the women that raised him: his mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and their ties to the city. Grant talks about his affiliation with the Jackson Street Panthers, a street gang that in 1969 protected Mary Moultrie, a leader of the Hospital Strike, when she was forced to leave her residence and hide at the union hall. He shares his memories of the strike and its aftermath and remembers other older young organizers such as Robert Ford and John Reynolds. In the second part, the interview focuses on Grant’s experiences as a Black worker at the Street and Sidewalks Department of the City of Charleston and reflects about the importance of keeping the lessons of the past and to fight for workers’ rights.

Source

Grassroots Politics and Protest in Contemporary Charleston

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

Date

Rights

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Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1992

Coverage

Charleston (S.C.)

Interviewer

Taylor, Kieran W. , 1966

Interviewee

Grant, Timothy, 1954

Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Original Format

Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are WAV files.

Duration

1 hour, 27 minutes

Collection

Citation

The Charleston Oral History Program at the Citadel, “Timothy Grant, Interview by Kieran W. Taylor, 24 June 2009,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed January 31, 2023, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1992.