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Document Details


Title: Violet Hill Askins Gordon
Local code: AFC/2001/001/146
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
Collection: Veterans History Project
Description: In summarizing her life experiences, Gordon makes a moving statement about how the Army pushed her in a positive direction. She feels that her experiences in the WAC changed her from a shy, introspective person into a leader. She speaks glowingly of the present day numbers of women of all colors, races, and ranks in active military service.
URL: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/vhp-stories/loc.natlib.afc2001001.00146/transcript?ID=DIVN10064
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gordon, Violet Hill, 1916-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1916
Speaker place of birth: Oklahoma; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Military personnel; Social worker
Age at speaking: 86
Document location: Palm Coast, FL
Document date: 25-Mar-2002
Interviewer: Kent, Judith
Organizations discussed: U.S. Women's Army Corps
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: England; Europe; France; North America; United Kingdom; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American soldiers; African American women; England; Europe; France; North America; Oral history; U.S. Women's Army Corps; United Kingdom; United States; United States--Armed Forces; Women soldiers--United States; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans; World War, 1939-1945--Women
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025842-27769