Mary Nixon, 2005 November 18
Scope and Contents
Mary Nixon recounts her life and experiences living in rural Yadkin County, North Carolina. She describes growing up on a tobacco farm, how her family grew most of the food they ate, and how she and her siblings would miss school in order to help process the tobacco before it could be taken to market. After high school Mrs. Nixon worked in several different factories until the age of 59, and discusses her experiences going on strike and participating in the picket line at the sheet metal factory she worked at. Mrs. Nixon describes her family, including how she met her husband on a blind date and her daughter's type 1 diabetes, explaining the effect that had on her return to "public work" and how she dealt with her daughter's insulin reactions at school.
- Creation: 2005 November 18
Conditions Governing Access
34 of the 392 interviews are available in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.
Mary Nixon was a 64-year-old woman at the time of interview. She was born in Hamptonville, North Carolina in 1941. She completed high school, and was employed in a sheet metal factory and as a textile worker.
Language of Materials
Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository
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