Question of the Day

Kentucky Family Farms Oral History

The Louie B. Nunn Oral History Center has 548 oral history interviews focusing on life on family farms in the 20th century. Will you listen on your .mp3 player? Go download a few (see the 4 interviews currently available on line via the Kentuckiana Digital Library) and let us know what you find out about Kentucky women’s roles: click on Activity and add your comments there.

Clarence Wells of Harlan County tells of his childhood during the Great Depression and everyday life on the farm

Euell Sumner talks about his family farm near Cane Creek in Powell County and the work his mother and grandmother did in sustaining their family’s health and finances

Henry Hankla describes his family farm near Perryville, Kentucky

In a second interview, Henry Hankla talks about his mother’s biscuits – makes you want to eat some right now!

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1 response to Question of the Day

  1. I’m a white male and I grew up in Clarksdale housing projects. Ive seen racial tension from both sides of the spectrum. Sad too say at least I honest though Ive said things to other race I shouldn’t from influence from society and ignorance due to a southern background during especially tense times in history. Actually my family has white black lation and asain all in my immediate family I love them all equally and dearly and wouldn’t want it any other way. I hope to join the alliance and am friends with John Owen and would like to promote Church Love and non-judgemental progress for all. Social standard being based on money are one thing I hope are abolished in my lifetime I pray to God daily for Amen.

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