Oral History Collection: Kenneth Hammond Oral History

2019-09-11
University Archives #UA95-16
Creator(s)
Hammond, Kenneth; Cash, Patrick
Physical description
1 Items
Preferred Citation
Kenneth Hammond Oral History. UA95-16. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Repository
East Carolina University Archives
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The collection is open for research use.

In this oral history interview Kenneth Hammond discusses his time as both a student and an employee at East Carolina University including his work in the various incarnations of the student union, campus events, helping found the school's first African American Greek organization Alpha Phi Alpha, and events related to the civil rights movement.


Biographical/historical information

Kenneth Hammond is a native of Winterville, North Carolina. He attended East Carolina University starting in 1969 and began working in the College Union. As an employee he progressed through roles as a program director, assistant director, and associate director in Mendenhall Student Center. He also directed Minority Arts Programming for the Minority Arts Committee in the 1970s. Hammond earned a Masters of Education from ECU in 1983, a certificate for advanced study from ECU in 1985, and a Masters of Divinity from Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hammond worked as a youth pastor at Mount Shiloh Baptist Church in Winterville, pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Greenville, and pastor of Mount Shiloh Baptist Church in Williamston while continuing his work on campus at ECU. In 1991, Hammond left East Carolina to become the senior pastor of Union Baptist Church in Durham. In 2008, he was named an ECU Outstanding Alumni and awarded the Dr. Andrew Best Trailblazer Award in 2016.


Scope and arrangement

In this oral history interview Kenneth Hammond discusses his time as both a student and an employee at East Carolina University including his work in the various incarnations of the student union, campus events, helping found the school's first African American Greek organization Alpha Phi Alpha, and events related to the civil rights movement.


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Related material

This collection is a part of Record Group 95: Oral History Collection.