and Horton, Jenny , “Interview with Jenny Horton [June 17, 1984],” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 9, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/37306.
Interview with Jenny Horton [June 17, 1984]
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."
Watauga County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century