Interview with William Bradford Huie
QUESTION 30
INTERVIEWER:

A SHORT SUMMARY OF, OF YOUR FAMILY …

William Bradford Huie:

Well, my, my family is Scottish, my name Huie is a Scottish name and it comes, eight—-been eight generations out of Glasgow. And so my people have my, eighth great grandfather is buried over near Atlanta and so my family, both, both sides of my family lived up in the Tennessee Valley across North Georgia, ever since 1763. And, uh, so, of course, this is, was not a heavy slave area, in the old slave days, but some of my people did own slaves. It was against the law to teach your slave to read in Alabama up until 1861. My people taught their slaves to read, the few that they owned and also freed them. And also let them work as artisans. Bricklayers, that sort of—carpenters and so forth.