Del Brook Binns

An interview with Del Brook Binns (1928-), a photographer who captured the people, places, and lives of Lower Roxbury. In Interview 1, Binns talks about his early childhood memories of the neighborhood: helping his father, Hurrban H. Binns, in his grocery store; delivering "The Afro-American" newspaper and "Liberty" magazines as a newsboy; and attending the informal meetings of the Professional Businessmen's Club in Shag Taylor's drugstore. In Interview 2, Binns talks about his education and working as a photographer. He also spends some time identifying the people and places in photographs supplied by Lolita Parker, Jr. This interview was collected as part of Northeastern University's Lower Roxbury Black History Project (2007-2009). Finding aid: http://www.library.neu.edu/archives/collect/findaids/m165find.htm

Media

Video

An Interview with Del Brook Binns, April 3, 2009 [video recording]
An Interview with Del Brook Binns, April 3, 2009 [video recording]

Transcript

An Interview with Del Brook Binns, December 5, 2008 [transcript]
An Interview with Del Brook Binns, April 3, 2009 [transcript]

 

Audio

An Interview with Del Brook Binns, December 5, 2008 [sound recording]
An Interview with Del Brook Binns, April 3, 2009 [sound recording]

Images

Headshot of Del Brook Binns.
Portrait of Del Brook Binns.
Del Brook Binns as a child.
Del Brook Binns as a soldier.
Del Brook Binns as a young boy.
Del Brook Binns' first car.
Hilda and Hurran Binns.
Hurran Binns and Del Brook Binns.
Hurran Binns under the elevated train tracks.