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This interview was conducted with Toni Cross at her home on N. 5th Street, in Hudson, NY on June 17, 2015. Ms. Cross was born and raised in Hudson, NY and has lived here her entire life except when she left for college. Some subjects that come up in this interview are: her parents, her children and grandchildren, community events from her youth, playgrounds and field days, community responsibility growing up, soap box races, the Winter Carnival, church, Shiloh Baptist Church, an example of experienced prejudice, and The Lone Star Cement Corporation.
This interview may be of interest to people researching: the Lone Star Cement Corporation, Hudson community events, family values and raising children.
Eleanor Jewel Klufio is and African American woman, originally from Englewood, New Jersey, and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. She is a dancer and choreographer as well as a Dream Director with the Future Project where she helps students to transform school culture and live a life of passion and purpose. This is her first experience conducting oral history interviews.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
Oral history is an iterative process. In keeping with oral history values of anti-fixity, interviewees will have an opportunity to add, annotate and reflect upon their lives and interviews in perpetuity. Talking back to the archive is a form of “shared authority.”