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Document Details


Title: Melvin Hamilton
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Virginia. Carter G. Woodson Institute. Virginia Center for Digital History
Collection: Ridge Street Oral Histories
Description: Melvin Hamilton was born in South Carolina in 1915, and grew up in Tennessee. He served in the Army in World War II and served in the South Pacific. After the war he married Gertrude Maria Michie, a woman from Louisa County, Virginia, and moved to Charlottesville. Mr. Hamilton participated in this interview because he raised his family on Ridge Street in the 1940s and 1950s.
URL: http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/afam/raceandplace/transcripts/hamilton.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1994 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hamilton, Melvin, 1915-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker place of birth: South Carolina; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 79
Document date: 12-Aug-1994
Interviewer: Gronlund, Julie; Toledano, Roulhac
Locations discussed: Charlottesville, VA; North America; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Charlottesville, VA; Community; Local history; Neighborhood; North America; Oral history; Race relations; United States; Virginia
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024780-26499