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|Creator:||Parker, Serena Henderson, 1923-|
|Creator:||McCoy, James Eddie (James Edward), 1942-|
|Title:||Oral history interview with Serena Henderson Parker, April 13, 1995|
|Date:||1995 Apr. 13|
Serena Henderson Parker was born in the small town of Huntsville, North Carolina, in 1923, the daughter of a sharecropper who eventually bought his own farm. Never enslaved because of their light skin, Parker's grandparents and great grandparents, though rural farmers and laborers, were educated and literate; Parker herself was educated in segregated schools and began a teaching career in 1946. In this interview, Parker remembers her childhood in rural North Carolina; recalls her education in a one-room schoolhouse; reflects on her family history, which includes brushes with slavery; and describes her rural community. This interview will be particularly useful to researchers interested in the foodways and social lives of African Americans in early and mid-twentieth-century rural North Carolina.
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|Types:||Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories|
|Subjects:||Parker, Serena Henderson, 1923- | African American women--North Carolina--Granville County | African Americans--North Carolina--Granville County--Social life and customs | Country 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:||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))|
Title from menu page (viewed on December 16, 2008).
Interview participants: Serena Henderson Parker, interviewee; Eddie McCoy, interviewer.
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.
Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.
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