T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History Collection

 

ABSTRACT

 

INTERVIEWEE NAME:††† Frederrick Hatter††††††† †††††††††††††††† COLLECTION:††† 4700.0712

 

IDENTIFICATION:††† South Baton Rouge resident since 1960

 

INTERVIEWERS:††† Rudolph Henry, Michael Goods

 

PROJECT:††† McKinley High Oral History Project; African-American owned businesses

 

INTERVIEW DATES:††† July 15, 1996†††††

 

FOCUS DATES:††† 1960s

ABSTRACT:

 

Tape 1039, Side A

Hatter born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana December 7, 1960; attended McKinley High School 1975 through 1978; has worked on custodial staff at McKinley for fifteen years; parents are Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Hatter, Jr.; mother has been a gospel worker since childhood; has six brothers and one sister; all his brothers attended McKinley between 1960 and 1978; names neighborhood grocery stores from his childhood; motherís fine cooking; Joe Delpit bought motorbikes for use of neighborhood kids; hanging out at City Park swimming pool; McKinley picnics with tennis, volleyball and baseball; recent additions to BREC; computer age in business; emulating Evil Knievel on a bicycle; racing bikes with friends and relatives; kids in the neighborhood have grown up to be teachers, lawyers, custodians, mechanics; advice for youth; filling stations in neighborhood; Howard Marsellusí scam; growth of churches in community; recommends other interviewees.

 

TAPES:††† 1 (T1039)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† TOTAL PLAYING TIME: †††18 minutes

 

# PAGES TRANSCRIPT: †††9 pages

 

OTHER MATERIALS:††† Correspondence, Interview Data Sheet

 

RESTRICTIONS:††† None