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My Mother Arkansas 1920s Macnab, Arkansas Just a regular conversation.

My mother's father was a migrant worker in Arkansas, she always said she came from an area that was probably not on the map, the town, Macnab. She would tell us about being so poor that often the only thing she had to cover herself up with, while sleeping, were news papers. Her dress was made from sackcloth, but she always expressed how clean they were. Even though her Father moved around a lot due to work, they always stayed around in the same location. They lived in one room shacks, and she said she was fortunate that they always had plenty to eat. She said they always lived in the bottom which was the worst area. My Mother is dead and her Mother is dead, her Father died when she was twelve years old. I would like very much to find out more, because her life and her history fascinated me so much. I am a African American who is so interested in slavery and our history, my history.

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