Interview with Henrietta V. Sweatt, June 12, 1992

Project: Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Henrietta Sweatt talks about her own education, as well as her work as a teacher in an all-black school. She talks about teaching first grade for her entire career and sharing the school building with the Baptist church. She talks about why she thinks it was difficult for the black students to adjust to integration. Sweatt talks about her church and volunteering. Sweatt talks about the immigrants who lived in Lynch in the mining camp. She talks about the food her family would eat before the Great Depression and how it changed during the Depression. She talks about the differences between US Steel and the coal company in Lynch at the time of the interview.

Interview Accession

1992oh211_app350

Interviewee Name

Henrietta V. Sweatt

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1992-06-12

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Sweatt, Henrietta V. Interview by Glenna Graves. 12 Jun. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sweatt, H.V. (1992, June 12). Interview by G. Graves. Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Sweatt, Henrietta V., interview by Glenna Graves. June 12, 1992, Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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