Community Cornerstones

Interview Archives

In the course of producing the “Community Cornerstones” video, extensive interviews were conducted with members of the five participating church communities. Time constraints inherent in a 60-minute documentary meant that only part of these fascinating oral histories could be included.

We are happy to be able to offer these conversations in their entirety.

To purchase the "Community Cornerstones" video DVD and musical CD, go to the 'Gift Shop' page under the 'About Us' tab above.


Sharp Street United Methodist Church featuring:
  • Gwendolyn Stewart Bell
  • Earl Claggett
  • Margaret Hill
  • Thomas “Babe” Snowden 
St. Paul Community Church featuring:
  • Suzanne Molock Johnson
  • Gwendora Hebron Reese
Pleasant View Historical Site featuring:
  • Ida Pearl Hallman Green
  • Thompkins Hallman
  • Melvin Joppy, Jr.
  • Esther Mae Hallman Lyles
  • William Ridgley
Emory Grove United Methodist Church featuring:
  • Janet Waters Dorsey
  • Thelma Taylor Scott
Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church featuring:
  • Nina Honemond Clarke
  • Irene Snowden Curry
  • Annie Proctor Rhodes