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Interview with Sunday Dennis & Eva Dennis. Tape 2

About This Item

Identifier

101-0002-028

Title

Interview with Sunday Dennis & Eva Dennis. Tape 2

Description

Sons of Africa

Type

Item

Format

2 Compact Audio Tape

Date

04 Jul 1984

Contributor

BHAC

Language

English

Rights

Copyright situation unknown/other, contact HCE

Publisher

Contact HCE if you would like to use or reproduce this item

Relation

101-0002-026, 101-0002-027, 101-0002-029

Interviewee

Sunday Dennis, Eva Dennis

Interviewer

Glenn Jordan

Transcription

No

Summary

Her experience in Africa; America and Britain discrimination; Working with Paul Robeson and his imprisonment for being a communist; Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and Eva's show business life; Prominent figures of Butetown life (1930's -40's); Sundays's African club, Edward Dorning; Difficulty for Africans when first coming to Cardiff starvation, how unclaimed corpses were treated; The suspicious death of one of Eva's lodgers; One of the victims wives named Freeman; Examples of funeral practices (1920's); Obi Grants gambling den 'Lucifer's ' treatment by the police after incident in 1936; Difficulties for coloured girls to find work before WWII but did after WWII; Discrimination against Harlem Globetrotters by Cardiff Hotel; Old Butetown close knit community, discrimination in Cardiff today; Sunday's recollections of a Mr Enfield (ex-seaman from the Docks) involvement with the United Sons of Africa; Sunday helping the local community, what Enfield represented to Sunday; Jacob Enfield - Sunday's belief in his greatness; Marcus Garvey and his ship; Experiences during the War as a seaman - Marcus Garvey; Frances Elong came to Cardiff (born in Cameroon); Mr Shepherd upon the local community's politics and religion.

Digital File

No

Storage Location

Glamorgan Archives and National Library of Wales

Conditions of Access

Open

British Library Ref



UNLW023/237

Relation: UNLW023/235-238

Citation

“Interview with Sunday Dennis & Eva Dennis. Tape 2,” The Heritage & Cultural Exchange Archive, accessed April 13, 2024, https://www.hcearchive.org.uk/items/show/6559.