Interview with Clifford Childers, July 20, 1988

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

Interview Summary

Clifford Childers talks about his ancestors and family background. He was born in Auxier and describes growing up in the company town run by the North East Coal Company. He talks about women's role in church, as well as their duties in the home.

He discusses the power the company held over the miners, including restricting their trading to the company store. Childers talks about some of the dangers involved with mining, including accidents as well as health issues, and says his father died of black lung. He talks about his own work in the mines, and discusses the importance of the union in improving the quality of life for the miners.

Interview Accession

1988oh130_app148

Interviewee Name

Clifford Childers

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-07-20

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Childers, Clifford Interview by Glenna Graves. 20 Jul. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Childers, C. (1988, July 20). 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.

Childers, Clifford, interview by Glenna Graves. July 20, 1988, 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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