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Betty Morgan, 2006 March 26

Identifier: GF-MO0365

Scope and Contents

Betty Morgan recounts her life growing up in rural Rowan County, North Carolina. One of nine children, Mrs. Morgan discusses growing up on her family's small farm and how they grew the majority of their own food, as well as cotton. The farm lacked electricity and running water for most of her childhood, and she describes what it was like when her family finally had access to electricity and a telephone. Mrs. Morgan discusses how education played a significant role in her life and she describes the financial struggles she faced in the early 1950s to achieve her dream of earning a college degree. Mrs. Morgan concludes by stating that while she enjoyed her childhood, it was difficult growing up without modern conveniences and that she's happy that things have changed.


  • Creation: 2006 March 26

Conditions Governing Access

34 of the 392 interviews are available in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.

Biographical Note

Betty Morgan was a 74-year-old woman at the time of interview. She was born in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1932. She was educated at Catawba College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and was employed as a teacher and speech therapist in public schools.


28 Minutes

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Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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