Interview with John Henry "Shoat" Brown, July 15, 1992

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: African American Farmers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

John Henry "Shoat" Brown grew up in Hardinsburg, Kentucky as a sharecropper or tenant farmer. In this interview he discusses his childhood, including his chores, education, and holidays. He describes in detail a typical day as a sharecropper, including the meals he would often eat. He talks about marrying his wife, his children's education, and how his life was changed after he suffered a stroke. Throughout the interview Brown also mentions technological changes over time, the effects of integration, and gives advice to future generations.

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1993oh087_ff344

Interviewee Name

John Henry "Shoat" Brown

Interviewer Name

David M. Coffey

Interview Date

1992-07-15

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Brown, John Henry Interview by David M. Coffey. 15 Jul. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brown, J.H. (1992, July 15). Interview by D. M. Coffey. Family Farms of Kentucky: African American Farmers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Brown, John Henry, interview by David M. Coffey. July 15, 1992, Family Farms of Kentucky: African American Farmers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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