Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Andrew Burdette, Sr., February 11, 1992

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Transcript
Toggle Index/Transcript View Switch.
Index
Search this Index
X
00:00:09 - Personal background

Play segment

Partial Transcript: Okay. This is a, uh, Farm Family Oral History interview with Mr. Andrew Burdette.

Segment Synopsis: Andrew Burdette discusses his childhood and family.

Keywords: Andrew Burdette Sr.; Bob Burdette; Boone's Creek Road; Clint Burdette; Jim Burdette; John Beslie; Lattie Jane; Milliard Burdette; Teea Burdette; Terrance Burdette; Tuberculosis (TB)

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

00:09:47 - Growing up

Play segment

Partial Transcript: Um, before that where did you live? Or, can you remember? Is that where you lived most of your life, right there on Boone's Creek in that house?

Segment Synopsis: Burdette discusses his early childhood memories from living on the farm.

Keywords: Corn; Crops; Danville (Ky.); Debts; Equipment; Family; Farms; Hogs; Land ownership; Log barns; Mules; Tobacco; Wheat; Wills; Youth

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

GPS: Danville (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.645556, -84.769722
00:20:05 - Barns and crops

Play segment

Partial Transcript: About when did you build the tobacco barn?

Segment Synopsis: Burdette provides more detail about the crops, barn, and home the family had when he was growing up.

Keywords: Bobby Borne; Bright Burdette; Buildings; Corn; Crops; Danville (Ky.); Family; Fireplaces; Hemp; Houses; Jim Burdette; Keen Burdette; Livestock; Marijuana; Market; Tom Watkins; Tuberculosis (TB)

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

GPS: Danville (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.645556, -84.769722
00:30:01 - Field work

Play segment

Partial Transcript: Do you remember when you got, like, the tractor?

Segment Synopsis: Burdette focuses on how the family farm was cared for between the two brothers.

Keywords: Boone's Creek; Equipment; Family; Farming; Graveyards; Horses; Houses; Inheritance; Jim Burdette; Mules; Schools; Split; Tractors

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

00:39:50 - Kinship

Play segment

Partial Transcript: Okay. I was wondering if you could tell me about the way your, um, kin would give to each other, or help each other out.

Segment Synopsis: Burdette explains how the community works together and how it has changed over time.

Keywords: Boone's Creek Baptist Church; Churches; Community; Corn; Crops; Family; Farming; Harvest; Hogs; Milk cows; Tobacco; Veal

Subjects: African American Christians; African American churches; African Americans--Agriculture; African Americans--Social life and customs

GPS: Boone's Creek Baptist Church (Lexington (Ky.))
Map Coordinates: 37.952692, -84.366884
00:49:35 - Harvesting season

Play segment

Partial Transcript: Can you remember, like uh, I don't know, could you remember just like a typical day? Of what you would have to do?

Segment Synopsis: Burdette explains what they do for the crops during certain seasons.

Keywords: Burning; Crops; Gassing; Hay; Pesticides; Soy mills; Sugar cane; Tobacco; Wheat

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

00:58:11 - Memories

Play segment

Partial Transcript: I, I'd just like to--right now I'd like to maybe just get a little picture of your life, like to go back a little bit, when you were growing up and just ask you generally what were some of the--what are some of the memories you have growing up on the farm?

Segment Synopsis: Burdette recalls his old memories of time spent on the farm.

Keywords: Andrew Burdette; Buckeye; Corn; Family; Farming; Garrard County (Ky.); Hogs; Safety; Smokehouse; WWI; World War I

Subjects: African Americans--Agriculture; African Americans--Social life and customs; The Great Depression