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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

A rural upbringing instills social values

Barnhill discusses the influence of his childhood in rural North Carolina. The poor black migrants he worked and played with instilled in him an appreciation for the close ties in rural communities, and also created a sensitivity to poverty. The death of Barnhill's father helped him relate to other people who had lost something, and to those with very little to lose.

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Oral History Interview with Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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