Interview with Andrew B. Burdette, Jr., January 27, 1992

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:01 - Personal background

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Partial Transcript: Okay. This is a, uh, Kentucky Farm Family Oral History Program interview.

Segment Synopsis: Andrew Burdette discusses some of his personal background.

Keywords: Army; Boone Street; Boone's Creek; Community; Family; Farms; Jaundice; Kentucky State High School; Lexington (Ky.); Marriage; School house; Terrance Landford; Wages

Subjects: African American farmers; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Health and hygiene; Agriculture

GPS: Lexington (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.029722, -84.494722
00:09:53 - Community

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Partial Transcript: You had, you had mentioned sort of like, just a couple minutes ago about how strong the community was here.

Segment Synopsis: Burdette discusses the strengths of the community and his experiences growing up within this community.

Keywords: Bachelors meeting; Beef drying; Crab orchard; Davistown; Farms; Flatwood; Food; Sports; Youth

Subjects: African American farmers; African Americans--Social conditions; African Americans--Social life and customs; Community

00:20:08 - Family farm

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Partial Transcript: And how did your, um--how did he get to know your grandfather?

Segment Synopsis: Burdette describes his time spent on the farm in his youth.

Keywords: Cash crops; Corn; Equipment; Family; Farming; Horses; Log houses; Tobacco; Wagons; Wheat; World War II (WWII); Youth

Subjects: African American farmers; African Americans--Economic conditions; African Americans--Social life and customs; Technology; World War, 1939-1945

00:29:58 - Livestock

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Partial Transcript: And did you have any type of livestock? Or any--what kind of li--

Segment Synopsis: Burdette provides more detail on his farm life with his father during his youth.

Keywords: Cows; Crops; Danville (Ky.); Garret County (Ky.); Horses; Lancaster (Ky.); Lexington (Ky.); Livestock; Markets; The Locker; Tobacco; Wagons; Wheat

Subjects: African American farmers; African Americans--Economic conditions; African Americans--Social life and customs

GPS: Lexington (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.029722, -84.494722
00:39:58 - Selling crops and livestock

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Partial Transcript: Were there any other ways that you sold your crops or livestock? Or did you sell any livestock, or anything like that?

Segment Synopsis: Burdette discusses the types calves his family raised and what they did with them.

Keywords: Beef cattle; Corn; Cows; Farming; Hogs; Kentucky State University; Nursing; Quilts; Veal calf

Subjects: African American farmers; African Americans--Social life and customs

GPS: Kentucky State University (Frankfort (Ky.))
Map Coordinates: 38.2, -84.858333
00:49:49 - Crops / farming equipment

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Partial Transcript: Did your father have any problems with any other crops? Or, any other slumps besides just the bottom fa, falling out of crops? Or, do you remember any problems with weather?

Segment Synopsis: Burdette discusses the work on his family farm and changes in its management.

Keywords: Army; Bull rakes; Equipment; Farming; Hay; Hay rakes; Health; Horses; Mules; Pitchforks; Schools; Veterans; Wagons

Subjects: African American farmers; African Americans--Social life and customs; Technology

00:59:58 - Family farms / inheritance

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Partial Transcript: Were there any other pieces o, of equipment that you can remember your family having when you where growing up?

Segment Synopsis: Burdette speaks on the family deeds in passing down farms, and financial management to buy equipment.

Keywords: Deeds; Equipment; Family; Farm programs; Ford Garage (Danville, Ky.); Garrett Bank (??); Inheritance; Loans; Tobacco; Tractor; Wills

Subjects: African American farmers; African Americans--Economic conditions; African Americans--Social life and customs

GPS: Danville (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.645556, -84.769722
01:10:09 - Farm work health / crops health

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Partial Transcript: Okay, um, okay, have you experienced any health problems related to farm work? Anything like that?

Segment Synopsis: Burdette discusses the health of the crops, and the help he has received from government programs.

Keywords: Andy Kincaid; Bugs; Extension programs; Garrard County (Ky.); Health; Pesticides; Soil conservation; Tobacco crops

Subjects: African American farmers; African Americans--Health and hygiene; African Americans--Social life and customs

01:20:18 - Family and churches

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Partial Transcript: Okay, here are a couple other questions. Um, you had mentioned before like the, um, homecoming when you were younger, sort of with all the churches.

Segment Synopsis: Burdette discusses the church and his family.

Keywords: Aphids; Army; Boone's Creek Baptist Church; Churches; Community; Computer operators; Deacons; Droughts; Dry spells; Farming; Marriage; Pace and studs; Wages

Subjects: African American Christians; African American farmers; African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Social life and customs