DaWayne Brashear Oral History Interview

Created by
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003
Recorded by
Patrick Telepictures, Inc., American
Interview of
Brashear, DaWayne, American, born 1957
Interviewed by
Salahu-Din, Deborah Tulani, American
Subject of
Chief Master Brashear, Carl Maxie, American, 1931 - 2006
United States Navy, American, founded 1775
Duration (2016.129.12.1a): 88.6 minutes
Duration (2016.129.12.2a): 88.1 minutes
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Collection title
The Collection Donor Oral History Project
Media Arts-Film and Video
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
August 4, 2016
The oral history consists of 2016.129.12.1a and 2016.129.12.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
144.75604 GB
DaWayne Brashear was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. Mr. Brashear donated several items related Carl Brashear’s career in the Navy, including his prosthetic leg, to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In this oral history DaWayne Brashear recounts his memories of growing up with his father, Chief Master Carl Brashear. His narrative includes descriptions of his father’s work as well as insightful details about their family life while their father doggedly pursued a career as a Master Diver in the face of discrimination, and even after he lost his leg.
Unedited File: Unedited digital file of oral history interview. This file is necessary in case we need to refer to the original recording for any reason and/or want to use a portion of the file that has been edited out.
Edited File: Videographer has minimized or eliminated interruptions, false starts and any unnecessary sounds. An agreed upon slate has also been added with title, date, and logo. Separate files of the same interview have been concatenated. This is the copy that will be made available to the public and/or researchers and uploaded to the website.
Race discrimination
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

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