Title
Transcript of interview with Desamou Musa Abdul Qaabid, January 3, 2008
Alternative Title
An interview with Desamousa Quaabid
Creator
Parker, Lolita, Jr. (Interviewer)
Contributor
Desamou Musa, Abdul Qaabid (Interviewee)
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) (Associated name)
Language
English
Date created
January 03, 2008
Type of resource
Text
Genre
Transcripts
Format
Digital origin
born digital
Notes
Transcript is unedited.
Abstract/Description
An interview with Desamou Musa Abdul Qaabid (1940-), a resident of Lower Roxbury. Abdul Qaabid talks about his father, Sylvester Zechariahs Thorpe, an emigrant from Sierra Leone who traveled the world as a merchant seaman. Thorpe served in the United States Army and settled in Massachusetts after his service. Known as Reverend Thorpe, Abdul Qaabid's father gave lectures on metaphysics. Abdul Qaabid also talks about his grandmother, a political woman who provided boarding to generations of their family seeking educational opportunities in America. This interview was collected as part of Northeastern University's Lower Roxbury Black History Project (2007-2009).
Citation/Reference
Transcript of interview with Desamou Musa Abdul Qaabid, January 3, 2008, Lower Roxbury Black History Project records, 2007-2009 (M165), Archives and Special Collections Department, Northeastern University Libraries, EH1.
Related item
Lower Roxbury Black History Project records (M165)
An interview with Desamou Musa Abdul Qaabid
Subjects and keywords
Desamou Musa, Abdul Qaabid
African American neighborhoods -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African American youth -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Social conditions
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
UASC identifier
AbdulQaabidDesamou_20080103_Transcript
Permanent URL
Location
Northeastern University Library
Archives and Special Collections (M165)
Restriction on access
This interview is unrestricted.
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