Oral History

Katherine Council - On her children and growing up outside of Carrboro

Interviewed by Lily Smith on March 24, 2010

In this impromptu interview done at Heavenly Groceries Food Ministry, Katherine “Mama Kat” Council tells us what it was like growing up right outside of Carrboro back in the 1930’s. She recalls how for a while her family had to use a wagon to get to Hamlet’s Chapel CME on Sundays. She also discusses how her children ended up becoming members of St. Joseph's CME. Katherine Council lived in the Carrboro area for over 60 years.

Katherine Council - On her children and growing up outside of Carrboro

Oral history interview of Council, Katherine conducted by Smith, Lily on March 24, 2010 at Chapel Hill, NC. Processed by Pierre, Saradine.

Citation: Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Katherine Council - On her children and growing up outside of Carrboro,” From the Rock Wall, accessed April 18, 2024, https://fromtherockwall.org/oral-histories/katherine-council-3.

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