Interview with Dorothy Graham
QUESTION 4
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Now, where in Overtown did you live? You described it for me as being a place where people owned their homes.

DOROTHY GRAHAM:

Yes, if you didn't own your home, you rented a home, but you lived in that home for a long time.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Start over once more and tell me where that was, Miller's Addition.

DOROTHY GRAHAM:

I lived in Miller's Addition, and that belonged to I think Dale Miller, it was a Dale Miller tract. My grandmother bought several lots along there so that all of her children would be together. My grandmother was Bahamian and, ah, my grandfather died and then she moved, first to Tampa, and then to Miami. She moved here about 1910, and this is where we lived. And her children married and lived not far away. I didn't know what in-laws were because this is my aunt and this is my uncle, and I didn't know the difference, you know, between what an in-law was because she treated everybody the same way. They were all hers. If people went to work, ah, they didn't have to worry about their children because they knew their children would be fed and taken care of by the time they came back. Then, you know, they worked very long hours. They served breakfast, and they served lunch, and they served dinner, and after dinner, they came home.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Stop down for a second