Ray Funnye Interview


Ray Funnye Interview


Harper, Zenobia (Interviewer)





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Vanessa Greene discusses her family history. She also describes her efforts to construct her family tree. Vanessa was born to Cleo Johnson-Greene and Clarence Alvin Greene. Her father was in the military and became a military photographer. He is the parent that connects her to Plantersville. Her mother hailed from Meeting Street, while her father’s family hailed from Nightingale Plantation. Ms. Greene is a photographer who is enthused by the rich culture found in Georgetown and Plantersville. She is performing extensive research to fill in the blanks in her family tree. She has also taken interest in the connection between South Carolina, Barbados, and Ghana. She plans to visit Barbados and Ghana to do further research. Interview took place on January 13, 2021. Zenobia Harper scheduled the interview to learn more about Vanessa Greene’s connection to Nightingale Plantation and the research she was conducting regarding the history of her family. The setting of the interview changes at timestamp 35:26. The official interview begins at timestamp 00:12.


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Ray Funnye Interview