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Flossie Durham describes her first wages.

Flossie Durham describes her first wages.

Flossie Moore Durham interviewed by Mary Frederickson and Brent Glass, Bynum, North Carolina, September 2, 1976. Interview # H-66 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Flossie Durham Part 9 by LEARN NC


Audio Transcript

Mary Frederickson
Do you remember what you first made when you went to work?
Flossie Moore Durham
About twenty-five cents a day. And that was a day; that weren’t an hour. That was a day.
Brent Glass
Mrs. Durham, were you going to school at the same time you were working in the mill?
Flossie Moore Durham
No, I didn’t get to go to school anymore. Sure didn’t.
Mary Frederickson
Had you gone to school when you lived on the farm?
Flossie Moore Durham
Yes, we went to school when they’d have any school. We went to school when we were all living on the farm. But no, I never got to go to school anymore. I always regretted that, but I had to work to make a living. And what I picked up, I picked up for myself the best I could. But all the children finished high school, and some of them went to college.
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