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Document Details


Title: Rosa Agee
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Virginia. Carter G. Woodson Institute. Virginia Center for Digital History
Collection: Esmont Oral Histories
Description: Rosa Agee, who was born in Goochland County in 1939, has been living in Esmont since 1942 or 1943. Discussing aspects of her life from the time she was born to when the interview took place, Ms. Agee remembers the negative effects of poverty and disease throughout her life, but discusses also pleasant memories such as cooking pinto beans at the small schoolhouse, going to work with her mother (who was hired as a domestic by local white families), the tradition of visiting family and neighbors and exchanging food during Christmas, and playing ball with her siblings and neighbors.
URL: http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/afam/raceandplace/transcripts/ragee2.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Agee, Rosa, 1939-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1939
Speaker place of birth: Goochland County, VA; Virginia; United States; North America
Age at speaking: 62
Document date: 27-Sep-2001
Interviewer: Brand, Mieka
Locations discussed: North America; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Segregation; Community; North America; Oral history; Race relations; Racism; United States; Virginia
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024805-26492