Charles Lynch and Christina Kellogg

Charles Lynch (71) talks to Christina Kellogg (72) about his remarkable life. Born into a big family in Alabama, he was picking cotton by twelve but dreaming of a very different life centered on opera and Jesus Christ.

Aunt Laura talks about growing up in rural LaGrange, NC, cotton picking, tobacco farms, Wootonville and meeting Uncle Mo in High School.

We recorded this interview on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Aunt Laura's house at the dining room table. I had just driven down from Albany, NY where I was living at the time. It was still pretty warm out and...

Marta Pearson and DeAnna Hadley

Marta Pearson (72) talks with her friend DeAnna Hadley (52) about sympathy, empathy, racism, the pain it causes and the need for African-American stories to be shared. She describes seeing a raw cotton field for the first time, being denied...

Three Boyfriends
December 10, 2017 App Interview

On a snowy December afternoon I, Juanita Douglas, interviewed my favorite aunt Lillie Bea Douglas Calhoune in my hometown Gary, Indiana. We talked about her life farming cotton as a teenager in Tennessee before she migrated in 1945 to Gary....