Betty Morgan oral history interview, 2006 March 26
Betty Morgan recounts her life growing up in rural Rowan County, North Carolina. One of nine children, Mrs. Morgan discusses growing up on her family's small farm and how they grew the majority of their own food, as well as cotton. The farm lacked electricity and running water for most of her childhood, and she describes what it was like when her family finally had access to electricity and a telephone. Mrs. Morgan discusses how education played a significant role in her life and she describes the financial struggles she faced in the early 1950s to achieve her dream of earning a college degree. Mrs. Morgan concludes by stating that while she enjoyed her childhood, it was difficult growing up without modern conveniences and that she's happy that things have changed.