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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Early contact with rural poverty yields a desire for economic justice

Barnhill continues to discuss the lasting impact of his contact with rural poverty. That Barnhill spent his early years in suburban Atlanta made the poverty of rural North Carolina seem particularly acute. His uncle's lack of compassion for the poverty-stricken black migrants who worked his farm made Barnhill uncomfortable with economic injustice and exploitation.

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Oral History Interview with Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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