ID# 1429:
Interview on race mixing for Mongrel Virginians, by Ivan McDougle and Gwendolyn Watson (April 24, 1924)
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University of Albany, SUNY, Estabrook, SPE,XMS 80.9 Bx 1 folder 1-21

Interview on race mixing for <i>Mongrel Virginians</i>, by Ivan McDougle and Gwendolyn Watson (April 24, 1924)

#4 white man. Didn't stay more than three weeks. He stopped in Columbus and no one asked him who he was or what he was. Old [obscured] said he reckoned they could tell by looking at him what he was. [obscured] Good hand when you hired him but wouldn't work out by himself. [obscured] Talks good and easy but not one word he says is the truth half the time. [obscured] Called a very good hand to work. [obscured] Not much account to do anything. No harm in him. [obscured] Hasn't got much sense. Works as good as he can according to what he's got. [obscured] father of [obscured] was a full blooded white man but he was raised among free negroes. Had a brother [obscured] who lived in [obscured] County and he was very well thought of and owned considerable property. [obscured] Steal anything he can get his hands on. Very good hand to work. Has lived with [obscured] ten or twelve years. [obscured] Good worker. His wife was a [obscured]. Says she is a descendant of old [obscured] who lived up in the mountains. They come down from the mountains to visit. They are all related. [obscured] m. [obscured] Carpenter and handy man. No harm in him. Seven eights black with straight hair. [obscured] White woman. Sister to [obscured] mother. These white women {Lawlesses] were low down and went off among negroes. [obscured] His father was supposed to be [obscured] who was black. [obscured] Married [obscured] who was a yellow negro with kinky hair. Killed another nigger about her and then they split up. [end]

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