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DARE Interview : Brownsville, Tennessee; Primary Informant TN053

  • 1970
Dictionary of American Regional English
  • Informant Data:
  • TN053: Black; male; age: 60 (old); education: college; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: TN053 (4:10)
  • Full Interview (Tape 1589-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Farming: mechanization, land prices, livestock, crops
  • 02:05 Farms while being principal of local high school 34 years, rents out farm land, father's farm land, crops, acreage
  • 04:50 New job as assistant superintendent, planned merger 2 local high schools, Black and White students to go to new school
  • 07:10 Black population 68%, race relations, personal philosophy, first Black assistant superintendent
  • 12:45 Race relations, economics, personal philosophy
  • 17:05 Family—daughters, grandchildren, mother
  • 19:05 Merging of the schools, integration, race relations, plans for local schools
  • 24:20 Arthur the Rat
  • 28:30 Tape end
  1. Arthur the Rat

  2. Full Interview

Publication Details

McKeldin, Marsha
Dictionary of American Regional English
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