Mr. McMillian continues his narrative of his WWII experience. [ 15 min.] He was a tank commander in the European front. [ A few minutes into the recording are not part of the interview but the interview resumes.]
Oral History ; East Texas history ; Panola County history ; African American
TOC: ...that's the way Quarters got started -- Most Blacks were farmers or sharecroppers -- Don't let the sun catch you our there, Son -- We played "Little Sally Walker" -- ...paid teachers $50 a month -- We had to do what he say do... -- I went to...
Oral History ; East Texas history ; African American history; Panola College
TOC: Why Ghost Stories -- Favorite "Hants" -- The Old Macedonia Cemetery -- Mrs. Lillie Parker, Timpson Teacher Tells... -- Making Butter -- Early Days in Beckville (W. R. Gladney) -- Early Days in Beckville (The J. D. Whitakers') -- Mr. Issac...
Ms. Allums talks about when she was a student at Panola College in 1968-1970. [7 min] Interview is in two parts. She describes the clothes that were worn, Carthage Square, music of the times, and social activities.
Mr. Bowen talks to his nephew about being a gunner in the Air Force during WWII. [16 min.] He flew B17's over Europe. He mentions Clark Gable being in his outfit. He was shot down, captured and held in Germany for about 2 years.
Oral history ; Depression ; Cow killing ; Games ; School ; Life
Ms. Marshall remembers life during the Depression. [44 min.] She grew up on a cotton farm remembering square dances, domino's, story telling and munbley pegs (knife throwing). She gives a good description of life during this era. (Copy 2)