Thompson, James E 1989-12-12

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James E. Thompson, a retired pharmacist, reminisces over his life experiences as a black man in West Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: James E. Thompson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 12, 1989

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jim Mathews

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Last years on the job with Twin Oaks Pharmacy, Relationship with Twin Oaks employees, Age, Friends lost to death, Health, Problems of today’s youth, Early employment in Lubbock, Ford Motor Company, Twin Oaks Pharmacy (again), Marriages, Relationship with current wife, Nutritional needs of the elderly, Background, Born: Bell County, Texas (1905), Childhood memories, Breaking out land for first crop, Civil Rights progress, Parents, Genealogy, Life experiences, Personal philosophy, Childhood memories (again), Farming in East Central Texas, Snakes, Farming Brazos River bottom, Brother’s life, World War I, Family, Mother, Mental illness.

Tape 1, Side 2: Early employment, Littlefield, Lubbock (again), Children, Siblings, Childhood memories (again), Singing, Going barefoot, Singing (again), Problems faced by today’s youth, Christian theology and Biblical accounts, Neglect by parents, Anecdote: learning how to drive.

Range Dates: 1905-1989

Bulk Dates: 1914-1989

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