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Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

2013

La Salle University

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Interview Of Mary Butler, Mary Butler, Zach Bower Apr 2013

Interview Of Mary Butler, Mary Butler, Zach Bower

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Mary (King) Butler was born in 1942 in King and Queen County, Virginia. Her parents are Hayes and Blanche King. Her father’s parents were Archie King, Sr. and Rossie King. Her mother’s parents were Joshua and Peggie Whiting. Mary is the oldest of four children. Her two brothers were born in 1943 and 1951, and her sister was born in 1961. Her nuclear family lived close to her father’s parent’s farm in Plainview, VA. Her family was active in both Union Prospect Baptist Church and First Baptist Church.

Butler worked often on her grandparent’s farm ...