Interview with Jenny Horton [June 17, 1984]

Title

Interview with Jenny Horton [June 17, 1984]

Description

Jenny Horton, a black woman living in Boone, talks about working as a cook most of her life. She worked in a hospital for a few years, but had to stop after she developed arthritis. She talks about the rationing of sugar, flour, meat, coffee, and other foods during the Depression and the different views on medicine people used to have. People were much more likely to use home remedies than go to the doctor. She also explains there was "a lot of tension between whites and blacks."

Subject

Watauga County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Depression--1929--North Carolina--Watauga County
Mountain life--North Carolina--Watauga County
Horton, Jenny

Creator

Brooks, Mabel L.

Horton, Jenny

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

111_tape288_JennyHorton_transcript_M

Comments

Citation

Brooks, Mabel L.

and Horton, Jenny , “Interview with Jenny Horton [June 17, 1984],” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed July 19, 2019, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/37306.