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  • Interview with Sallie Davis Pratt

    Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry County Historical Society. Interview done in Pratt's living room on Tom Jones Road near Level Cross. Pratt, who is a white woman, discusses growing up on a farm and having black families who worked with her family on their tobacco farm. Also discusses life in the rural area of Surry County, including only being able to get to Mount Airy in a wagon, not getting to school very often because she had to work, and going to church revivals. She didn't go much beyond 4th grade. Her husband was also a tobacco farmer and she discusses life as a wife and mother on a tobacco farm, including manning the barns during curing. Interview is in two parts.