Thunderbolt, GA | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Thunderbolt, GA

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
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