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Title

What we can learn of history from older African American women who worked as maids in the Deep South

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Western Journal of Black Studies

Volume

37

Issue

4

First Page

227

Last Page

235

Abstract

This paper examines the life stories ofsix 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.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2013

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