New Zion Community Advocates

New Zion Baptist Church

The New Zion Community Advocates worked with community members age 80 years and older to have contributed to the history of Ogden city. The interviews looked at the legacy of the interviewees through armed services, work, social life, church, NAACP and educational systems in an environment where their culture was not predominant. This program has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Division of State history.

Sylvester Daniels Sr. discusses his schooling in Alabama, his memories of Ogden, and his work on the railroad. The interview took place on October 28, 2013. 

Daisy Eason describes her career as an aircraft mechanic for Hill Air Force Base and her volunteer work at Davis Hospital. The interview took place on January 22, 2014.

Bettye Gillespie discusses her NAACP activist work and community involvement, and her memories of Ogden and Weber State. This interview was conducted on January 22, 2014.

Mae Glynn discusses her memories of Ogden, including her involvement with the Anytimers Social and Civic Club and the Welfare Intervention Program. The interview took place on November 20, 2013.

Edith Heath discusses her involvement with organizations in Ogden, including the Marshall White Center, NAACP, Ogden Community Action Board, Urban Forestry Board, Rescue Mission, and the Weber County Nutrition Board. The interview took place on November 8, 2013.

Linnard Holston shares his memories of Ogden and discusses his work at the Marshall White Center. The interview took place on March 18, 2014.

Herman and Hazel Jones discuss their views on education, their memories of social clubs and organizations of Ogden, and their interactions with presidents, professional athletes, and music and movie stars. Herman discusses his time working on the railroad and at Hill Field. The interview took place on March 27, 2014.

Alice Martin discusses her experiences in Ogden and her career at the IRS. The interview took place on January 10, 2014.

Richard Nelson describes his experiences in Ogden, working at Hill Air Force Base, his musical group, and joining the church at New Zion in 1952. The interview took place on February 20, 2014.

Frank Satterwhite discusses his experiences in Ogden and at Hill Air Force Base, beginning during World War II. He worked for the Army Air Corp and shares his memories of the Porters and Waiters Club. The interview took place on January 23, 2014.