Foxfire 8 - Blacks in Appalachia Summary & Analysis

Eliot Wigginton
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This section begins by introducing the concept that blacks are a minority in the Appalachian area, and the author, Lynn Butler, admits very little space has been given to them in past Foxfire books. The first interviewed is Anna Tutt, an excitable, generous, and happy senior citizen whose simple life charms Lynn. Anna has never married and is highly independent. She grew up on a farm and worked the fields with her family and recalls occasional whippings as well as watching a black man being hung. Anna laments that families were closer then because of the work on the farm. Anna admits winters were more difficult and that they would not have been well off if it had not been for nice white families who gave them clothing. Her grandmother cooked, canned, raised farm animals, and generally provided a home. She...

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