Interview with Josephine Mayes

One thing I want to know about is your mother. Tell me something about your mother.


My mother when she was on the farm, when she was on the farm, she would have had to work for a bale of cotton and a load of corn and at the end of the year, December, they would sell the cotton and most of the time they would get like 75 dollars, 60 dollars, all depends on the price, and the White man would tell her the cotton was, ah, the price was lower at that time. And that what she would get, would have, have for Christmas.