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1. Stewart, Ella. "Forgotten Rural Black Women: What happens when the men and farms are gone?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sep 29, 2010 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-22 <>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Fifty years ago, North Carolina agricultural landscape was flourishing. Now all across the Southland, the farm equipment stands silent, there are echoes in the barns. Where did the farmers go? We know many familiies fled to small towns and urban areas for hourly wages. What happened to the families who stayed? Where now are the old women who still survive long after the men have died and the children are grown and gone? Starting within her own community in Lenoir county, North Carolina and later in other communities Ms. Stewart has documented the lives of these fascinating women. The women histories and stories are told in their own voices, words and gestures.Ms. Stewart shares how they developed other interests, professions and created binding camaraderies. . "Ms. Stewart desire is to air these women's stories like precious quilts brought out in the light of day...Hers is a nearly single voice in this areas of historical artistry." - Beverely Fields Burnette, President of North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers.

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