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We hain't had no Christmas here, not a apple or a nut or nothin': I told the chil'en not to look for no Santa Claus this year, but to thank their God if they had meat and bread." Gracie Turner folds her arms across her husband's brown shirt which she wears over her worn red dress for a sweater and leaves her wash tub in the back yard to show the way to the cheerless fire-place where green wood smolders.  >>more...>>

Title:     Tore Up and a-Movin
Author:    Harris, Bernice Kelly
Date:     May, 1939

Publisher:     The University of North Carolina Press
Type:     Life Narrative

Listed Under:
African Americans
Agricultural Labor
South, The

Notes:     Originally Published in The Federal Writers' Project: These Are Our Lives, Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 1939, p. 17.