The Bread Family Tales: Growing Up in Rural North Carolina During Jim Crow
The Bread Family tales is a collection of stories, photos, and foot-stomping music focusing on the daily life and struggles of a family living when Jim Crow laws and racism were prevalent. Storyteller Elisha Minter, affectionately known as "Mother Minter," narrates the tales from a historical point of view, sharing what life was like in North Carolina for farmers, parents, and children growing up in a time when "sto' bought bread" was a delicacy. It includes document slides from the actual family home place in Fayetteville, and the actual stories fitted around these locations. The program will be followed by a short question and answer session.
Funded project of North Carolina Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.