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Staton, Mary Olivia Johnson, 1942-


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Mary Staton interview, 2022-11-28

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2022_003.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Ms. Mary Staton, a longtime D.C. area resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to the Washington, D.C. area. She recounts her upbringing in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and how her family’s emphasis on the importance of education coexisted with the responsibilities of growing tobacco, corn, cotton, and more on their farm. She discusses her experiences with segregation and her involvement protesting in the Civil...
Dates: 2022-11-28