Dionne Hoskins | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Dionne Hoskins

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Cassie Williams

Mrs. Cassie Williams gives us a vivid description of the fishing community in Thunderbolt, Georgia and how relationships between African American families grew with time. She gives the names of numerous processing factories and the families that owned them. Not only does she describe the lifestyle of a fisherman's wife but also the career choice of a lifetime.

Dionne Hoskins Thunderbolt, GA NOAA, Savannah State University Georgia Black Fisherman
Anne Lee Thorpe

Mrs. Anne Lee Thorpe describes in great detail the role of the African American Woman in the fishing and shrimping arena and how her deceased husband had a major impact as a fisherman in the Thunderbolt, Georgia community.

Dionne Hoskins Thunderbolt, GA NOAA, Savannah State University Georgia Black Fisherman
Charles Murray

Mr. Charles Murray gives a detail account of growing up in a fishing family. He explains how his father was one of the first African- Americans to own his own vessel. While fishing was second nature to him he tells of the industry and commercial aspects of fishing.

Dionne Hoskins Thunderbolt, GA NOAA, Savannah State University Georgia Black Fisherman
Otis Hayward

He discussed how his family were commercial fisherman. His father (Thomas Hayward) and his brother (Thomas Johnson) were a commercial fisherman and the primary catch was shrimp. How his father's teachings helped as a fisherman and stirred his life into the political direction. Family on his fathers side were shrimpers and family on his mothers side were commercial fisherman.

Dionne Hoskins Savannah, GA NOAA, Savannah State University Georgia Black Fisherman
Herman Hanif Haynes

Interview with Herman Hanif Haynes.

Dionne Hoskins Pin Point, GA NOAA, Savannah State University Georgia Black Fisherman
Charles Hall

Mr. Charles Hall discusses the fishing industry of Sapelo Island and how, "the water was his friend." He enlightens his listeners on the survival of an African American family when the water was a means of survival.

Dionne Hoskins Sapelo Island, GA NOAA, Savannah State University Georgia Black Fisherman
Lucy Grant

Mrs. Lucy Grant describes how her husband worked endless shifts aboard a vessel to provide for his family. She gives an account of her family as well and how she grew up in a fishing household.

Dionne Hoskins Shellman Bluff, GA NOAA, Savannah State University Georgia Black Fisherman
Primus Butler

Mr. Primus Butler describes his childhood experiences in Thunderbolt, Georgia and how not only has the fishing arena changed in commercial fishing but the way of life as a recreational fisherman has changed.

Dionne Hoskins Thunderbolt, GA NOAA, Savannah State University Georgia Black Fisherman
Leroy Beavers

Mr. Leroy Beavers discusses his life as a recreational fisherman and how his family played a significant role in the comercial industry. His story begins in 1964 during the new found freedom and how the playing field was "equalized."

Dionne Hoskins Sapelo Island, GA NOAA, Savannah State University Georgia Black Fisherman
Cornelia Walker Bailey

Interview with Cornelia Walker Bailey.

Dionne Hoskins Sapelo Island, GA NOAA, Savannah State University Georgia Black Fisherman