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Oral History


This oral history interview with Rev. Leon Bell Jr. was conducted by Kern Jackson in St. Joseph Baptist Church in the Down the Bay community of Mobile, Alabama. Rev. Bell describes growing up in Mobile, and his parents’ history reaching back to Orrville, Alabama. Rev. Bell also discusses the history of St. Joseph Baptist and its relationship to the Down the Bay community, as well as the role of food in the church today. He describes some of the businesses that he remembers Down the Bay from when he was growing up.

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