Transcript of Oral History Interview with James Collins, December 1, 1988

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Transcript of an interview with James Collins, a Vietnam War veteran originally from Galveston, Texas. Collins begins by telling of his experiences in Vietnam, and answering questions concerning aspects of his time overseas. Later in the interview he tells of his family history beginning as captured slaves in Kenya and their servitude in Georgia ultimately ending up in Louisiana after their freedom was granted.

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Collins, James.; Mayo, Martha & Smoke, Amanda 2018.

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Transcript of an interview with James Collins, a Vietnam War veteran originally from Galveston, Texas. Collins begins by telling of his experiences in Vietnam, and answering questions concerning aspects of his time overseas. Later in the interview he tells of his family history beginning as captured slaves in Kenya and their servitude in Georgia ultimately ending up in Louisiana after their freedom was granted.

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Oral History Interview with James Collins, December 1, 1988

Interview with James Collins, a Vietnam War veteran originally from Galveston, Texas. Collins begins by telling of his experiences in Vietnam, and answering questions concerning aspects of his time overseas. Later in the interview he tells of his family history beginning as captured slaves in Kenya and their servitude in Georgia ultimately ending up in Louisiana after their freedom was granted.

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Collins, James.; Mayo, Martha & Smoke, Amanda. Transcript of Oral History Interview with James Collins, December 1, 1988, text, 2018; Baytown, TX. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1013830/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lee College.