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Tee-Quan Davis was interviewed in the history room of the Hudson Library on July 1st 2016. Tee-Quan just graduated from high school, and he expresses gratitude to all his mentors at Kite’s Nest. He says there were a lot of people who didn’t think he would go to college, and talks about proving them wrong. He discusses his drive to be a chef, and the role of cooking in his family. He talks about leaving Hudson with his girlfriend to move to North Carolina. Flag Day in Hudson is a big celebration, and he says that he never wants to forget those memories. He expresses that his hometown can feel unrecognizable because of how much it has changed and is changing. He talks about hanging out with his friends on 5th street, and how everyone is always outside on 5th. He says Hudson can be crazy, but asserts that he feels safe in here. He says there isn’t any part of Hudson he feels like he can’t go to.
Charlotte graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied a mix of visual art, writing, and sociology. She grew up in New Jersey, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is interested in memory-identity politics as related to trauma, and believes strongly in the transformative power of narratives.
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