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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. Rev. Canterbury was born blind and went to a one-room school before attending Romney School for the Blind, Clendenin High School, and Morris Harvey College in Charleston, WV. He discusses: his family; growing up on a farm; detailed information about his education; Appalachian culture and community life; how he became interested in the ministry; his jobs and duties with the church; individuals such as Ross Calpepper, Ruth Statler, Mabel and Raymond Venoy, & his wife Freeda; discrimination he faced for being blind; a story of two churches burning down; his family moving several times; and other topics.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-573.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-573, Huntington, WV.