Oral History

Bains Family Legacy Interview

One East Palo Alto, St. Samuel's Church, Barbara Mouton, Larry Atwater, Project We Hope, Elder Macklin, Bob Hoover, Paul Jeremiah Bains, W.L. Bains, People's Plaza, Dr. Faye McNair-Knox, Charles Jones, Dr. Omowale Satterwhite, Dr. Mary Bains Oney, Patricia Atwater Bains, Don Smothers, Roy Adger, Vulindlela Wobogo, Rebecca Matthews, Sharon Williams, Lovie Lewis, Philip L. Oney, College Track, Bread of Life, Nairobi Shopping Center, Richard L. Bains, Ecumenical Hunger, William Dante Bains, Ravenswood Health Clinic, Gertrude Wilks, Roosevelt C. Matthews, Cheryl Marie Bains, Dr. Maxine Amalia Mesa Bains
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Meda Okelo
Cheryl Marie Bains
Roosevelt C. Matthews
Patricia Atwater Bains
Dr. Mary Bains Oney
William Dante Bains
Paul Jeremiah Bains
Rebecca Matthews
Richard L. Bains
Dr. Maxine Amalia Mesa Bains
Philip L. Oney
Copyright Statement:
Interview of five children of Pastor/Superintendent W.L. Bains and their spouses by Meda Okelo about the Bains Family Legacy. Interviewed: William Dante Bains, Patricia Atwater Bains, Richard L. Bains, Dr. Maxine Amalia Mesa Bains, Roosevelt C. Matthews, Rebecca Matthews, Philip L. Oney, Dr. Mary Bains Oney, Paul Jeremiah Bains and Cheryl Marie Bains. Topics include: father W.L. Bains, religious traditions, value of education, furniture store in Nairobi Shopping Center, Nairobi College, community activism, home ownership, self determination, Bains Moving & Storage & local hiring, St. Samuel's Church and its projects including credit union and helping the homeless, Project We Hope, New Sweet Hope Church, impact of Hewlett Neighborhood Improvement Initiative, and others.

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