Gloria Tinubu Interview


Gloria Tinubu Interview


Crawford, Eric (Interviewer);Daise, Sara (Interviewer)





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Dr. Gloria Tinubu discusses what her life was like growing up living in Brookgreen Gardens until age 4 and her family’s move to Plantersville in Georgetown County, South Carolina. She mentions her education and how her time at both her elementary school and Choppee High School influenced her outlook of life culturally. Dr. Tinubu is an accomplished scholar and economist who was the first African American woman to receive an MS in Agricultural Economics from Clemson, as well as a BC in applied Economics. She also served on the Georgia general assembly and on the Atlanta city council and was also a candidate for Atlanta mayor. She is the first African American woman in South Carolina to win her party’s nomination for that. She was also as a part of the first scientific research on heirs' property and later worked on what used to be called the emergency land fund. They did research on black land loss and now that entity merged into the Federation of southern cooperatives. Interview took place on September 14, 2020 over Zoom, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Plantersville (S.C.)--History;Georgetown County (S.C.)--Economic conditions;Georgetown County (S.C.)--Race relations;Georgetown County (S.C.)--Social life and customs;African Americans--Employment--South Carolina;Gullahs--South Carolina--Interviews;Gullahs--Plantersville (S.C.)--Interviews;Brookgreen Gardens;Tinubu, Gloria Bromell;Plantersville (S.C.)


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Gloria Tinubu Interview