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|Creator:||Cooley, Martha, 1908?-2005|
|Creator:||McCoy, James Eddie (James Edward), 1942-|
|Creator:||Southern Oral History Program|
|Title:||Oral history interview with Martha Cooley, April 25, 1995|
|Date:||1995 Apr. 25|
Martha Cooley learned how to run a household when she was just a girl; by the age of twelve, she had taken charge of her home, cooking meals and hanging tobacco leaves to help her father's farming venture in Granville County, North Carolina. Eighty-five years old at the time of this 1995 interview, Cooley describes a childhood in the rural South before the advent of the civil rights movement, the intrusion of roads and highways, or interference from industrial growth or urban sprawl. Cooley remembers her history and that of her family, recalling her education in a one-room schoolhouse, Sunday afternoons, quiltings, and cornshuckings. She creates an image of an inward-looking, supportive community.
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|Types:||Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound|
|Subjects:||Cooley, Martha, 1908?-2005 | African American women--North Carolina--Granville County | African Americans--North Carolina--Granville County--Social life and customs | Farm life--North Carolina--Granville County | African Americans--Education--North Carolina--Granville County | United States, North Carolina, Granville County|
|Collection:||Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement|
|Institution:||Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)|
|Contributors:||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)|
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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.
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