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00:00:02 - Parents' farm / life in town

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Partial Transcript: Miss West, can you tell me your, um, your full name?

Segment Synopsis: West talks about her parents having a farm and raising food and livestock. She talks about her ancestry. She talks about living in a coal mining town. She discusses the race relations in Harlan, and she talks about her church where she grew up.

Keywords: Baptist churches; Coal camps; Farms; Fathers; Food; Grandparents; Harlan County (Ky.); Houses; Interracial marriage; Livestock; Molasses; Mothers; Parents; Quilting

Subjects: African American families; Appalachian Region; Appalachian Region--Religion; Country life; Mining camps; Race relations--Appalachian Region

00:12:27 - Birth control and contraception / more on life in town

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Partial Transcript: How many children do you have?

Segment Synopsis: West talks about not using birth control or contraceptives and about hearing about birth control for the first time. She talks about her parents moving to town from the farm. She talks about Christmas as a child and playing with her cousins.

Keywords: Birth control; Blacksmiths; Children; Christmas; Cousins; Family; Fathers; Fortune tellers; Houses; Immigrants; Mines; Mothers; Parents; Playing; Sex education; Town; Wages

Subjects: African American families; Appalachian Region; Contraception.; Country life

00:24:57 - Church and religion / race relations / funerals and helping the poor

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Partial Transcript: Well, um, tell me about the preachers that you remember.

Segment Synopsis: West talks about the Baptist church she attended. She talks about funerals in Harlan and about the schools. She talks about poverty in Harlan and the churches helping the poor.

Keywords: Baptist churches; Baptists; Catalogs; Charity; Deaths; Funeral homes; Funerals; Pastors; Poor; Preachers

Subjects: Appalachian Region; Appalachian Region--Religion; Country life; Race relations--Appalachian Region

00:35:27 - Miner's unions / living in Appalachia

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Partial Transcript: So you don't remember anything about union violence?

Segment Synopsis: West talks about the United Mine Workers having trouble getting started in the mines. She talks about the herbal remedies that people used in the country. She talks about her mother and she talks about hearing about divorce for the first time. She talks about people drinking often in Harlan and how people didn't perceive getting drunk as so bad. She talks about her family.

Keywords: Alcohol; Aunts; Brothers; Coal miners unions; Divorce; Drinking; Family; Fathers; Fortune tellers; Herbs; Medicine; Mothers; Parents; Sisters; Uncles; United Mine Workers

Subjects: Appalachian Region; Appalachians (People); Coal miners--Labor unions--Kentucky; Coal mines and mining; Country life; Marriage.; Traditional medicine