Davis, Sarah 1985-05-13

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Sarah Davis talks about her life growing up in East Texas and working in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Sarah Davis

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Date: May 13, 1985

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 45 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1: b. in Gregg County, Longview, Texas on August 29, 1920, Married in 1942 (Andrew), Family, Farmers, Crops, Sharecropping, Cut wood, Father, Murdered in Lubbock, Texas, 1947, Working on the farm, Hunting, Fishing, Electricity, House burned in 1936, so family lived in a barn, Juneteenth Celebration, Traveling to town, Lubbock, Texas, 1940s, Stores wouldn’t allow African-Americans in, Segregation, Dunbar High School, Racial problems, East Texas, Opportunities, Property, Davis, Sarah (continued), Husband, Military career, Jobs, 1954, built a house, Construction work, Retired at 67, Jobs, Working at homes independently, Drove a school bus, Retired in 1996, Memories, Disciplining the children, Twentieth and Birch Church of Christ, Membership, [ends after 15 minutes]

Range Dates: 1920-1998

Bulk Dates: 1920-1998


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