Interview with Pamela Stephens


Dr. O. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight



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This interview was conducted by Dr. O. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight with Pamela Stephens as part of Project 2020: A Collaborative Oral History. Stephens shares her experiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the critical year 2020, particularly as a retired American and active church member. Notable topics of conversation include the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation, vaccination, religion and faith, education, social unrest, and the evolution of everyday following the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020.

Pamela Stephens (b. 1953), a native of Chicago, Illinois, is a resident of Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land, SC. At the time of the interview, Stephens had resided in the community for nearly ten years. She is an active member of the Faith Presbyterian Church in Indian Land, SC.

Spearheaded by Dr. O. Jennifer 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, Religion, Education, Sun City Carolina Lakes

Interview with Pamela Stephens