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DARE Interview : Memphis, Tennessee; Primary Informant TN048

  • 1970
Dictionary of American Regional English
  • Informant Data:
  • TN048: Black; male; age: 82 (old); education: college; community type: large city
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: TN048 (4:00)
  • Full Interview (Tape 1586-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Grandparents freed slaves, came to Memphis 19th c.
  • 02:20 Parents from Memphis; brothers and sisters; father was schoolteacher, contractor
  • 05:30 Education—school, college (grad. 1912) Morehouse
  • 06:40 Military service French lessons World War I, was chaplain
  • 08:30 Taught school, principal elementary and high schools 30+ years, church pastor ca. 50 years
  • 10:30 The Depression 1930s—pay in scrip
  • 11:20 Politics (national)
  • 13:05 Character of Memphis, local politics
  • 21:50 Arthur the Rat
  • 25:50 Tape end
  1. Arthur the Rat

  2. Full Interview

Publication Details

Fieldworker
McKeldin, Marsha
Date
1970
Publisher
Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
English
For Staff
METS