Documenting the American South Logo
oral histories of the American South

Search Results
Results based on following search criteria:
•   Start New Search   •
Carrie Lee Gerringer, August 11, 1979. Interview H-0077.
Making Ends Meet in the North Carolina Textile Mills: Courtship, Family, and Work: Carrie Lee Gerringer describes what it was like to work in the textile mills in Bynum, North Carolina, from the 1920s into the post-World War II years. She discusses growing up in a working class family, focusing especially on balancing family and work. Married at sixteen, Gerringer worked in the textile mills throughout her adult life, struggling to make ends meet while raising six children.
Interviewee: Carrie Lee Gerringer, Carrie Lee Gerringer    Interviewer: Douglas Denatale, Douglas DeNatale
Duration: 01:46:52     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.