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Daisy Young Interviewee: New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980 October 25 [Box 139, Item 1, Side 2]
Dent, Thomas C.
Andrew Young's mother Daisy talks about her family's and New Orleans history in the 3rd and 4th Wards. Her career as a teacher and her husband's career as a dentist. Her brother Walter Fuller and father-in-law Frank Young. Rev. Nicholas Hood. Straight College, New Orleans University, Bienville School. Girod Cemetery. Central Congregational Church.
00:00 – Tom Dent’s interview with Daisy Young continues. She talks about her family. She was the youngest of eight children. She was born seven years after her brother Walter, who was second youngest. She talks about her father, who died when she was five. 02:00 – Her great-grandmother was a slave in New Orleans whose master bought her and set her free. Her mother was the only in the family who married a black man. Her grandmother’s family was the Browns. Her mother’s family’s lawyer was named Keller, who kept the money for himself. 04:30 – The family lived near what is now Simon Bolivar and near Lee Circle. Her grandmother married a Czarnowski. Her grandparents both died Young. Her father was named Joseph Fuller. The Browns had a tomb in Girod Cemetery, but it was condemned and torn down, so the names were lost. 08:00 – They bought a tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #3 and transferred her family’s bones. They kept the tombstone. Jean wanted the information to make a family tree. 09:45 – Frank Young, Dr. Young’s father, was from Franklin, Louisiana. His family’s house is on Willow Street. They discuss selling property. 13:40 – Central Congregational Church was mainly made up of the graduates of Straight College. It stood on the corner of Liberty and Cleveland, and Straight’s graduations were held there. 16:44 – Nick [Reverend Nicholas Hood] and how Andrew Young ended up in the ministry. 21:15 – They thought Walter would be the minister. Andrew went to a conference with Nick. His girlfriend Sylvia was upset that he was going to join the seminary. Dr. Young was disappointed that he was not going to be a dentist. Daisy did not want him to go into the army. 25:00 – They stopped coming back from Howard at the Congregational retreat at Kings Mountain, NC. He was impressed by a young white minister who was going to Africa. She talks more about the trip back. Young was never lonely and made friends easily. They would have to stay with friends and buy food at the grocery or hamburger places, instead of staying in hotels and eating in restaurants. [Recording ends 31:52.]
Young, Andrew, 1932-New Orleans HistoryFamily
Tulane University Digital Library
Amistad Research Center
Audiocassette, mono. 16-bit
Box 139, Item 1, Side 2, Tom Dent collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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