Interview with Anne Lauher - OH 744


Dr. O. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight



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This interview was conducted by Dr. O. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight with Anne Lauher as part of Project 2020: A Collaborative Oral History. Lauher opens by discussing her personal and professional background and goes on to detail her experiences at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel hurdles, the loss of her twin brother, and the sudden shutdown of her community. Lauher also speaks on the issue of social unrest and the greater fight for social justice in 2020. Other notable topics of conversation include social isolation, supply chain shortages, political polarization, race, discrimination, and the Black experience amid 2020.

Anne Lauher (b. 1948) is a native of Suffolk, Virginia who has resided in the Sun City Carolina Lakes Community of Indian Land, SC since 2007. Before retiring and moving to Sun City, Lauher lived and worked in the greater Washington, D.C. area for forty years. She is an active member of the National Baptist Convention and its Congress of Christian Education. She also contributes to the Living @Sun City Carolina Lakes Magazine.

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, Social Unrest, Race, Sun City Carolina Lakes

Interview with Anne Lauher - OH 744