Interview with Frances Harris Sweat

  • Identifier1993 OH 156
  • Date3/23/1993
  • InterviewerDunston, A.G.
  • IntervieweeSweat, Frances Harris
  • DescriptionFrances Harris Sweat was born on February 19, 1916 in Clay's Ferry which is in Madison County, KY. She discusses her family background, her grandmother who was a slave, and her occupational history. Mrs. Sweat does not recall any incidents of racial conflict growing up in Madison County and remembers the interracial relations in the area as being pleasant. She discusses her membership to St. Paul AME Church where she participates in various activities.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration :50:25
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


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