What We Can Learn Of History From Older African American Women Who Worked As Maids In The Deep South
Western Journal of Black Studies
This paper examines the life stories of six African American women who worked as maids for white families in the Deep South from the 1920s to the 1950s. Together their narratives present the facts about life during those times that are not contained in the history boob. The role of older Americans as preservers of history and teachers of the younger generation is explored.
Department of Social Work
Original Publication Date
Van Wormer, Katherine; Jackson, David W.; and Sudduth, Charletta, "What We Can Learn Of History From Older African American Women Who Worked As Maids In The Deep South" (2013). Faculty Publications. 1676.