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The Cleaborn Homes Collection includes interviews with former residents of the Cleaborn Homes housing project in Memphis, Tennessee. Cleaborn Homes were part of Memphis public housing, specifically Foote Homes, which were segregated in the 1960s, and retained a largely African-American population continuing through the 1990s. Built in 1955, the 460 unit public housing project has provided a neighborhood and housing for thousands of people over the years.

Residents were asked to leave the complex in 2010 and in March, 2011, demolition began. Now known as Cleaborn Pointe, the area has faced redevelopment, including the closing of Foote Homes. In these interviews, former residents discuss their time in Cleaborn, which was often plagued by violence and the closing of businesses and schools. Former residents also describe the sense of community that Cleaborn Homes brought them during their time there.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 21 to 33 of 33
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
Kluzeskesi_Tucker.jpg.jpg2011-06-28Kluzeskesi Tucker, 2011Tucker, Kluzeskesi
Marva Jones.png.jpg2011-07-13Marva Jones, 2011Jones, Marva; Moore, Hunter
Dorothy Tucker.PNG.jpg2011-07-28Dorothy Tucker, 2011Tucker, Dorothy; Jones, Stephanie; King, Jamie
Derrell Barnes.PNG.jpg2011-07-27Derrell Barnes, 2011Barnes, Derrell
Corine Wilkins.png.jpg2011-07-12Corine Wilkins, 2011Wilkins, Corine
20110714_Debra_Johnson.JPG.jpg2011-07-14Interview with Debra Johnson in 2011Johnson, Debra
Capture.jpg.jpg2011-08-03Colenzo Hubbard, 2011Hubbard, Colenzo; Moore, Hunter; Jones, Stephanie; King, Jamie
Brenda Murrell.png.jpg2011-07-00Brenda Murrell, 2011Murrell, Brenda; Madjlesi, Ace
20110801_Cheryl_Childs.jpg.jpg2011-08-01Cheryl Childs, 2011Childs, Cheryl; Jones, Stephanie; King, Jamie
Cheltonya Banks.jpg.jpg2011-07-21Cheltonya Banks, 2011Banks, Cheltonya; Strauser, Matt
Betty Isom.png.jpg2011-08-02Betty Isom, 2011Isom, Betty; King, Jamie
Annie Tucker.png.jpg2011-07-30Annie Tucker, 2011Tucker, Annie; Jones, Stephanie; King, Jamie
Antonio Hilson.jpg.jpg2011-07-22Antonio Hilson, 2011Hilson, Antonio; King, Jamie
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 21 to 33 of 33

Vimeo streaming links for individual interviews can be found under "Related Link" on item page.

Items include transcripts, when available, or computer generated captioning. Transcripts and captioning may contain errors.

Original media files available upon request.