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Collection Details


Collection Name: African American Life and Culture
Repository Name: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wilson Library. Manuscript Collection. Southern Oral History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Local Identifier: Q.
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04007.html#d0e49193
Dates Spanned: 1981-
Description: James Eddie McCoy interviews regarding African Americans in Granville County, N.C. Since 1981, McCoy of Oxford, N.C., has conducted interviews with elderly black citizens from all walks of life in Granville County, N.C. Nearly all of the interviewees are more than 80 years old; some are over 100. These interviews bring to life the tobacco fields of Antioch, the cotton plantations of Oak Hill, church services at Black Cat, and the hustle and bustle of black neighborhoods like Grab-All in Oxford. They tell what daily life was like in the black orphanage at Oxford, at Mary Potter School, and in lumber camps and cotton fields.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 107
Broad Subjects: Rural Life; Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: African Americans--History; African Americans--North Carolina; African Americans--Social conditions; African Americans--Social life and customs; North Carolina; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004600