Williestine McLean

Interviewed by Monica Palmeira on January 25, 2012
Williestine McLean begins the interview by sharing her childhood background of living in Darlington, SC with 12 siblings. She also includes her battle with cancer and having to attend UNC Hospitals for treatment. Willistine describes her parents’ relationship; her father was in his 20s and her mother was 13 when they married. Her mother had to work in the field, however, her father wanted Williestine's mother to tend to their 4 children and not work. She speaks on how her mother did all of the cooking until she was in 8th grade. She describes how live chickens became angered whenever her mother wore red, which was her favorite color. Williestine talks of how her father grew products such as corn, hot peppers, wheat for flour, sugar cane for molasses, tobacco, and cotton. Her father was also a brick layer and carpenter.

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Williestine McLean

Description

Williestine McLean begins the interview by sharing her childhood background of living in Darlington, SC with 12 siblings. She also includes her battle with cancer and having to attend UNC Hospitals for treatment. Willistine describes her parents’ relationship; her father was in his 20s and her mother was 13 when they married. Her mother had to work in the field, however, her father wanted Williestine's mother to tend to their 4 children and not work. She speaks on how her mother did all of the cooking until she was in 8th grade. She describes how live chickens became angered whenever her mother wore red, which was her favorite color. Williestine talks of how her father grew products such as corn, hot peppers, wheat for flour, sugar cane for molasses, tobacco, and cotton. Her father was also a brick layer and carpenter.

Subject

McLean, Williestine

Type

Oral History

Creator

Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Publisher

Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Date

2012-01-25

Format

MP3 (1536000 bitrate)

Language

English

Identifier

APAT_0110

Citation

Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Williestine McLean,” Marian Cheek Jackson Center Oral History Trust, accessed May 30, 2020, https://archives.jacksoncenter.info/APAT/APAT_0110.