Transcript of an interview where Mr. Downs answers questions about his life. [5 pages] He has lived in Tatum, Texas his whole life except when he was drafted into WWII . He received a Purple Heart for his service in the European front.
Ms. Bromley talks to her great niece about growing up near Tatum, Texas. [18 min.] She also talks about her courtship with her husband before he went to war. She traveled to be with him when he was on leave.
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 : Eleven Hundred -- Hollands Quarters -- Gary Tap -- Walnut Grove -- Homebrew -- Sallie Calloway -- Advice to the Young -- Garrison "Colored School" History -- Four Kinds of Med (a vignette) -- J.C. Tatum (a poem) -- Map of Communities.
Mr. Downs answers questions about his life. [9:22 min.] He has lived in Tatum, Texas his whole life except when he was drafted in to WWII and received a Purple Heart for his service in the European front.