David F. Hunter and Stephen "TeeDee" Hunter

An interview with David F. Hunter (1952-) and Stephen "TeeDee" Hunter (1954-), who talk about their father, Layman Tracy Hunter (1909-). Layman Tracy Hunter was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut, and he was a talented pianist who became the organist of the Mount Olive AME Zion Church at the age of nine. Layman Tracy Hunter joined the International Gospel Party, which staged revivals at churches across the country; his first revival in Roxbury was at the Columbus Avenue AME Zion Church with Reverend Dr. Wm. Frederick Fisher on New Year's Eve in 1933. The Hunters talk about the changing scene of gospel music in Boston and the founding of the Christ Temple Church of Personal Experience. 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

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An Interview with David F. Hunter and Stephen "TeeDee" Hunter, May 29, 2009 [sound recording]
Stephen Hunter identifies family photos
Stephen Hunter identifies family photos
Stephen Hunter identifies family photos

Transcript

An Interview with David F. Hunter and Stephen "TeeDee" Hunter, May 29, 2009 [transcript]

Images

A close-up photograph of David F. Hunter.
A close-up photograph of David F. Hunter's hands.
David F. Hunter gestures with his hands.
David F. Hunter gestures with his hands.
David F. Hunter wags his finger at the camera.
David F. Hunter wags his finger at the camera.
International Gospel Party artifacts.
An International Gospel Party banner.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter examine family artifacts.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter examine family artifacts.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter examine family artifacts.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter pose with a photograph of their father, Laymon Hunter.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter pose with a photograph of their father, Laymon Hunter.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter pose with a photograph of their father, Laymon Hunter.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter pose with a photograph of their father, Laymon Hunter.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter pose with a photograph of their father, Laymon Hunter.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter sit down to talk with Lolita Parker, Jr.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter sit down to talk with Lolita Parker, Jr.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter sit down to talk with Lolita Parker, Jr.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter sit down to talk with Lolita Parker, Jr.
Stephen Hunter and David F. Hunter sit down to talk with Lolita Parker, Jr.
Stephen Hunter and Lolita Parker, Jr. browse family artifacts.
Stephen Hunter examines an old issue of "The Guardian" newspaper.
Stephen Hunter poses with his family photo album.
Stephen Hunter poses with his family photo album.
Aunt Edith May Brown and Ralph Elliot seal their vows with a kiss.
Aunt Edith May Brown-Elliot walks down the aisle at her wedding.
An avenue at the New York World's Fair.
The cast of "The Open Tomb" on stage.
Dr. William F. Fisher poses with a group on a tour boat at Niagara Falls.
Five cars parked in a gravel lot.
A fountain beside an exhibit at the New York World's Fair.
A fountain pool in a park.
George Collins sits on a wooden fence.
A group of girls pose at the beach.
A group of people pose next to a car.
A group of women pose on the steps of an enclosed gazebo.
High school portrait of Laymon Hunter.
The Hunter family poses in front of a Hammond organ.
"I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places"
Inez Irving and friends play on the beach.
Inez Irving and friends pose on the beach.
Inez Irving and friends recline on the lawn.
Inez Irving and friends sit on the beach.
Inez Irving and her friends pose in their Sunday dresses.
Inez Irving and her friends pose together on the beach.
Inez Irving and her friends pose together on the boardwalk.
Inez Irving and Laymon Hunter pose on the beach.
Inez Irving Hunter and two friends kneel in the sand.
Inez Irving Hunter poses between two men.
Inez Irving Hunter works in her garden.
Inez Irving poses in front of a driveway.
Inez Irving poses with a group of her friends.
Inez Irving poses with a man and small child.
Inez Irving poses with friends on the boardwalk.
Inez Irving's friends pose for a photograph.
Laymon Hunter in choir robes.
Laymon Hunter in pageant robes.
Laymon Hunter performs on the organ for the NAACP choir.
Laymon Hunter poses with a visitor from Illinois.
Laymon Hunter poses with the choir.
A man and woman kneel in the grass with a small child.
A man poses with three boys.
A man stands in tall grass.
Overhead view of the sundial sculpture at the New York World's Fair.
Portrait of an African American man.
Portrait of Edward Harris.
Portrait of Ethel May Stewart.
A portrait of Laymon Hunter.
Portrait of Reverend Laymon Hunter.
Reverend. Dr. Wm. Frederick Fisher stands slightly off frame.
Reverend Laymon Hunter and Reverend Wm. Frederick Fisher pose for a group photograph.
Reverend Laymon Hunter and two men in business attire.
Reverend Laymon Hunter kneels in front of a car with two children.
Reverend Laymon Hunter poses with one of his sons.
Reverend Laymon Hunter prepares to take a photograph.
Reverend Laymon Hunter speaks behind a podium.
Reverend Laymon Hunter wears a rain poncho during a visit to the Niagra Falls.
Reverend W. Frederick Fisher and Laymon Hunter.
Reverend Wm. Frederick Fisher stands on a rock.
Three men walk down a busy street.
Three women in overcoats.
Three women pose on the steps of a gazeebo.
Two men stand in an open field.
Two women pose on staircase.
A woman leans against a wooden railing.
A woman plays horseshoes.
A woman strokes a small child's head.
A young child crawls through the grass.
Young Stephen Hunter stands on stage.
"All the Church at a picnic"
Bearded actor contemplates a woman's tears.
Bearded actor poses with arms raised.
Bearded actor poses with arms raised.
Bearded actor speaks at center stage.
Bearded actor speaks to a crowd gathered around him on stage.
Bearded actor suspended in the air.
Boy stands on a path through the park.
Boy waves his arms.
"Cast of 'The Open Tomb'"
Child sits in stroller on porch.
Child sits on the shoulder of a man in uniform.
Choir performs on stage.
Christ Temple Church pageant cast.
Christ Temple Church pageant cast, heads bowed.
Church organ and pipes.
A couple at a party
A couple on the beach
David and Stephen Hunter pose near a television set.
David and Stephen Hunter stand in front of an enclosure.
David Hunter sits in an armchair.
A double exposure of a man in a field and in front of some houses
A double exposure of two children posing together
An elderly housekeeper poses in the kitchen.
An elderly housekeeper poses with her employers.
An elderly housekeeper sits beside a Christmas tree.
A family poses in a dirt driveway.
Four actors perform on stage.
Four women in coats posing on steps
Four women in coats stand on the steps
Four women pose in a sandy lot.
Girl poses in front of ivy.
Girl poses in her prom dress.
A group in ponchos at Niagara Falls
Group of children perform on stage.
A group of men and women enjoy a picnic in the park.
A group of people gather on the shore.
A group of people in ponchos at Niagara Falls
Head and shoulder portrait of a young woman in a nurse's uniform
A housekeeper holds a young infant.
A housekeeper poses with her employer's grown daughter, wearing a prom dress.
A housekeeper stands in the snowy yard of her employers.
The Hunter family poses for a group photo.
Hunter family stands at front of church.
I.G.P. Press window front.
Inez Irving Hunter accepts a bouquet of flowers.
Inez Irving Hunter and friends pose beside a car.
Inez Irving Hunter and Willie May pose on the beach.
Inez Irving Hunter poses with a group of friends on the beach.
Inez Irving Hunter poses with a woman and her children in a back yard.
Inez Irving Hunter reclines on a bed wearing go-go boots.
Inez Irving Hunter sings alone on stage.
Inez Irving Hunter sings alone on stage.
Inez Irving Hunter sits in an armchair.
Inez Irving Hunter sits with two friends.
Inez Irving Hunter stands at a scenic overlook.
Inez Irving Hunter stands at the door.
Inez Irving Hunter stands on a sidewalk.
Infant waves toward the camera.
Laymon and Inez Irving Hunter eat a meal with friends.
Laymon and Inez Irving Hunter pose for the camera.
Laymon and Inez Irving Hunter pose together.
Laymon and Inez Irving Hunter seated at a formal dinner.
Laymon Hunter and Reverend Dr. Wm. Frederick Fisher pose in front of trees.
Laymon Hunter and two men stand on a street.
Laymon Hunter balances an infant on his leg.
Laymon Hunter converses with a woman.
Laymon Hunter performs alone on stage.
Laymon Hunter poses in front of a bridge over a river.
Laymon Hunter poses with a bride and groom.
Laymon Hunter poses with two women.
Laymon Hunter preaches at the pulpit.
Laymon Hunter sits at the organ.
Laymon Hunter sits with a small child on the steps.
Laymon Hunter smiles as he plays an electronic organ.
Laymon Hunter speaks at a podium.
Man and child pose beside car parked beside tenement houses.
Man and child stand on front steps.
Man and woman pose for a portrait.
A man and woman stand on walkway bordered by tulips.
Man gazes off camera.
Man holds a small child.
A man in a fedora stands on walkway bordered by tulips.
Man in soldier's uniform poses on the sidewalk.
A man kneels beside a row of tulips.
Man perches on the back of a chair.
Man performs in a religious pageant.
A man rests his hand on the shoulder of an older woman.
Man sits on couch.
A man stands on walkway bordered by tulips.
Members of Christ Temple Church perform in a pageant.
Members of Christ Temple Church sit in the pews.
Members of the International Gospel Party display a banner.
Men and women in formal attire sit around a table.
"Our first Sunday school"
"Papa Jack's barber shop, Tremont St"
People seated around a table.
People stand at a long banquet table.
Portrait of a woman in a hat.
Portrait of a woman with folded arms.
A memorial card for Reverend Dr. Wm. Frederick Fisher.
"The Voice of the Temple"
"Women's Day Program"