Gloria Bromell Tinubu Interview
Crawford, Eric (Interviewer);Daise, Sara (Interviewer)
Dr. Gloria Bromell Tinubu discusses what her life was like living in Brookgreen Gardens until age 4 and her family’s move to her parents’ (Beatrice and Charlie Bromell) hometown of Plantersville in Georgetown County, South Carolina. She talks about her education and how her time at both Plantersville Elementary School and Choppee High School influenced her outlook of life culturally. Dr. Tinubu is an accomplished scholar and economist (SEAP, SAABB) who was the first African American woman to receive an MS in Agricultural Economics from Clemson, as well as a PhD 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 Congress. She conducted the first scientific research on heirs property and later worked at what used to be called the Emergency Land Fund, which did research on black land loss and later that entity merged into the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. The 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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Tinubu, Gloria Bromell and The Athenaeum Press, "Gloria Bromell Tinubu Interview" (2020). Plantersville Oral Histories, 2019-2021. 4.