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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. Pauline Hairston was an African-American woman from West Virginia. She discusses: her experiences during World War II; her family and her husband's family; rationing during World War II; moving to Delaware; working in a rayon company; working in an airplane factory; her husband's service in the Navy; her brother's service in the Army; a brief section on Franklin Roosevelt; raising her children; a black newspaper (the Afro American Digest); canning food; the end of the War; her education (including at Morris Harvey) and her husband's education; her husband becoming a cabinet maker; her children; and her career in social work.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-668.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-668, Huntington, WV.