Audio Recordings "I lived on the farm until I was about eighteen years old."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors McCarl, Robert
Reed, Willie
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Oral History
Rural Urban Migration
Sound Recordings
Watson Machine International
"I lived on the farm until I was about eighteen years old."
Contributor Names
Reed, Willie (Narrator)
McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Watson Machine International
-  Rural-urban migration
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Summary of audio segment: In Georgia, Willie Reed's father was a farmer. And as he got older he did smaller jobs and did things like selling firewood. He lived most of his life on the farm. He drove a schoolbus for a while as an owner operator until the state and the district took that over. But mostly he was a farmer. Willie lived on the farm until he was about eighteen years old and then they moved into what they called the town or the city, Cochran, Georgia. About forty miles Macon, by a town called Dublin, between Savannah and Macon. Mother and father deceased and two brothers in Savannah and two in New Jersey. When the small farm went away, that type of life just died out. There were a few jobs, but those were mostly factory jobs. The farming life was mostly gone.
-  Interview with Willie Reed at the Working in Paterson office. Willie is a painter and combination man in the Watson Machine Company works.
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A007
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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