Freddie Mae Mitchell

Interviewed by Monica Palmeira on May 7, 2012
Ms. Freddie Mae Mitchell grew up on Graham Street, and as the oldest daughter in her family, she helped her parents by cooking for the rest of the family. Her cousins owned a farm, and her family would get food from them. When she got married she moved to Gomains Street, where she lived for ten years. She had a garden there that provided her with fresh food for her family of eight children. Other foods she would buy from the A&P or The Colonial Drugstore. Ms. Mitchell worked as a cook in the Chapel Hill City Schools in the 1950s, including Estes High School, Chapel Hill School, and Frank Porter Graham Elementary School. Both students and family members have always loved Ms. Mitchell’s desserts, like Peanut Butter Delight, coconut cake, and sweet potato custard.

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Freddie Mae Mitchell

Description

Ms. Freddie Mae Mitchell grew up on Graham Street, and as the oldest daughter in her family, she helped her parents by cooking for the rest of the family. Her cousins owned a farm, and her family would get food from them. When she got married she moved to Gomains Street, where she lived for ten years. She had a garden there that provided her with fresh food for her family of eight children. Other foods she would buy from the A&P or The Colonial Drugstore. Ms. Mitchell worked as a cook in the Chapel Hill City Schools in the 1950s, including Estes High School, Chapel Hill School, and Frank Porter Graham Elementary School. Both students and family members have always loved Ms. Mitchell’s desserts, like Peanut Butter Delight, coconut cake, and sweet potato custard.

Subject

Mitchell, Freddie Mae

Type

Oral History

Creator

Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Publisher

Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Date

2012-05-07

Format

MP3 (192000 bitrate)

Language

English

Identifier

APAT_0124

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Monica Palmeira

Interviewee

Mitchell, Freddie Mae

Interview Date

2012-05-07

Location

Ms. Mitchell's home at 621 Pine Acres Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Duration

0:50:08

Citation

Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Freddie Mae Mitchell,” Marian Cheek Jackson Center Oral History Trust, accessed September 19, 2019, https://archives.jacksoncenter.info/APAT/APAT_0124.