Title: Oral History Interview with Annie Bell Williams Cheatham, March 21, 1995. Interview Q-0015.
Interviewer: McCoy, Eddie
Interviewee: Cheatham, Annie Bell Williams
Subjects: African Americans--North Carolina--Social conditions Granville County (N.C.)--Social conditions
Abstract: Annie Bell Cheatham, an eighty-four-year-old black woman and a longtime resident of Oxford, North Carolina, talks about her childhood as the daughter of a sharecropper, the limited educational opportunities open to her, and the many, many stories of slavery that were passed down to her by older relatives. She gives short answers through much of the interview and her informal conversational style is reflective of her familiarity with her interviewer, James Eddie McCoy, a fellow Oxford resident. The most detailed parts of this interview have to do with the second- and third-hand slavery stories on which she was reared and how these served as life lessons for navigating North Carolina's racial geography.