Interview with Audrey Hulsart


Dr. O. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight



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This interview was conducted by Dr. O. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight and intern Micheal Bessinger with Audrey Hulsart of Sun City Carolina Lakes as part of Project 2020: A Collaborative Oral History. In the interview, Hulsart discusses her experiences amid the novel COVID-19 pandemic and the critical year 2020. She highlights the personal and social challenges she faced during quarantine, particularly loneliness. Hulsart also details how her community came to a sudden standstill at the onset of the pandemic, and the subsequent virtualization of everyday life (Zoom, Instacart, online shopping, etc.). Other notable topics of conversation include the vaccine debate and social unrest as well as the state of education and family during the pandemic.

Audrey Hulsart (b. 1949) is a native of Brooklyn, NY who has resided in the Sun City Carolina Lakes Community of Indian Land, SC since 2011. She previously lived on Long Island, NY where she served on her local school board. She actively serves on the Home Owners Advisory Council and other Sun City governance boards.

Spearheaded by Dr. Dixon-McKnight, an Assistant Professor of History & African American Studies at Winthrop University, Project 2020 is best summarized in her words: “The goal was to conduct interviews that explored the various ways in which Americans were experiencing and being impacted by the various watershed moments that emerged during 2020 (the global pandemic, social unrest, financial challenges, issues with healthcare, etc.).”

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COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020, Social Isolation, Vaccination, Social Unrest, 2020 U.S. Election, Digital Literacy, Sun City Carolina Lakes

Interview with Audrey Hulsart