Manet Fowler Interviews 1941

"Dutchess County Defense Attitudes Among Negroes"

Under the heading, Dutchess County Defense Attitudes, the anthropologist Manet Fowler, early in her career, conducted interviews among Blacks in Dutchess County. She made three trips that included Poughkeepsie, Beacon, and a handful of small towns. We are not sure under whose auspices or direction these were conducted. A profile of Fowler is provided at right, including her obituary and some local newspaper references. She was for a time, Professor at Bard College and resident of Millbrook.

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March 29 and 30, 1941
City of Poughkeepsie

April 5 and 6, 1941
City of Beacon

May 9 and 10, 1941
Multiple Towns

Wappingers Falls, Red Hook (Rock City), Hyde Park (Salt Point), Rhinebeck, Millbrook, South Millbrook.