Oral history interview with Floyd Alston Jr., November 29, 1995

Oral history interview with Floyd Alston Jr., November 29, 1995

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Creator:Alston, Floyd, 1933-
Creator:McCoy, James Eddie (James Edward), 1942-
Creator:Alston, Ethel Thorpe, 1916-
Title:Oral history interview with Floyd Alston Jr., November 29, 1995
Date:1995 Nov. 29
Description:

Granville County, North Carolina, residents Floyd Alston (in his sixties in 1995) and his mother, Ethel Thorpe Alston, remember their lives in the area in this interview. Floyd and Ethel trace their family lines, some of which lead to slaves, others to sharecroppers, some to brothers and sisters who died, still others to factory workers. This interview offers more information on the Alston and Thorpe families than it does about African Americans' lives in the rural South generally, but it does offer some revealing insights into racial identity and the struggles of post-emancipation African Americans to find economic and social security.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Alston, Floyd, 1933- | Alston, Ethel Thorpe, 1916- | African American men--North Carolina--Granville County | African American women--North Carolina--Granville County | African American families--North Carolina--Granville County | African Americans--North Carolina--Granville County--Social life and customs | Granville County (N.C.)
Collection:
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2007
Original Material:

Title from menu page (viewed on Nov. 14, 2008).

Interview participants: Floyd Alston Jr., interviewee; Ethel Thorpe Alston, interviewee; Eddie McCoy, interviewer.

Duration: 00:58:50.

This electronic edition is part of the UNC-Chapel Hill digital library, Documenting the American South.

It is a part of the collection Oral histories of the American South.

Text encoded by Jennifer Joyner.

Sound recordings digitized by Aaron Smithers.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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