Interview with Cassie Howard, July 7, 1984

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:02 - Joining Little Home Church

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Partial Transcript: But that you know, I guess they say, well since that's today is his service.

Segment Synopsis: Howard discusses her baptism and membership into the Little Home Church.

Keywords: Baptisms; Church membership; Church service; Religious traditions; Religious worship

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African Americans--Religion; Baptism and church membership

00:05:01 - Baptisms / reasons for joining the church

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Partial Transcript: And they wanna be baptized right then.

Segment Synopsis: Howard discusses her church's practice of baptizing new members. She also speaks on the religious experience that brought her to join her current church.

Keywords: Baptisms; Baptists; Church; Church membership; Church service; Religious music; Singing

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African Americans--Religion; Baptism and church membership; Experience (Religion) in women; Old Regular Baptists

00:10:23 - Church membership

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Partial Transcript: I think that, uh, a, a lot of people have those kinds of experiences before they really decide that they're really--they're just going to go and join.

Segment Synopsis: Howard discusses her membership at Little Home Church. She also describes some of the practices of the church.

Keywords: Church etiquette; Church services; Drinking; Little Home Church; Rules

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African Americans--Alcohol use; African Americans--Conduct of life; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social life and customs

00:15:07 - Drinking / marriage

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Partial Transcript: My daddy, you know, was a bad drunk and all.

Segment Synopsis: Howard discusses alcohol use in the community. She also describes her marriage to her husband.

Keywords: Drinking; Family; Husband; Marriage; Recreation; Social activities

Subjects: African Americans--Alcohol use; African Americans--Conduct of life; African Americans--Economic conditions; African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Recreation; African Americans--Social life and customs; Coal--Kentucky