Title: Interview with Barbara Freeman (January 20, 1975)
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Title: Interview with Barbara Freeman (January 20, 1975)
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publication Date: January 20, 1975
Subject: Urban Lumbee
Funding: This text has been transcribed from an audio or video oral history. Digitization was funded by a gift from Caleb J. and Michele B. Grimes.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00006815
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Department of History, University of Florida
Holding Location: This interview is part of the 'Urban Lumbee' collection of interviews held by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program of the Department of History at the University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: UL 9

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INTERVIEWEE: Barbara Freeman


January 20, 1975 dib

B: This is January 20, 1975. I am Lew Barton recording for the University

of Floridaa history department's American Indian Oral History

Program. kL with me at 211 South Broadway in Baltimore, Maryland,

is a young lady who has kindly consented to give us an interview.

Would you mind telling me, Ma'am, what your name is?

F: Barbara Freeman.

-.e -Freeman?

B: Uhatah. It's'F-r-e-e-m-a-n'.for the record, right?.


B: May I ask your age?

F: Thirteen.

B: Thirteen. What grade are you in?

F: Eighth.

B: Eighth grade. Are you having any difficulties in school?

F: ja'h. s e 7)

B: Would you tell us about your parents and your sisters and brothers?

How many, would you tell us first the names of your parents?

F: My mother's name is Barbara Ann Freeman and my father is Wilbur Lacie


B: .n how about your brothers and sisters?


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F: Their names?

B: Uh huh. A(, c-) k /-CJ V s

F: My older sister is Sandy Ann Taylor, she's married, and Janet Fay
Freeman and Alethia Kay Freeman and WilbArtLacie)Junior.

B: 440*, do you remember their ages?

F: My older sister is seventeenjaad- the next one is sixteenaed my little

sister is three, Ity brother is eleven.

B: tMEEh, are you tutoring over here Are you one of the tutors at the


F: No, I was.

B: How do you like going to school?

F: It's all right.

B: You don't have any problems?

F: No.

B: Have you lived here all your life?

F: No, only been up here going on six years.

B: How do you like it?

F: It's O.K.

B: You were born in Robeson County, North Carolina?

F: Lumberton.

B: Si, that is in Robeson. ff'A you rather live in Lumberton or live in Bal-


F: I did, but now since I got up here/I don't want to leave.


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B: Well, at thirteen years old you haven't started dating yet of course.

F: Uh uh. Ck^^ V

B: Mrd.- your mama would frown on that, wouldn't she? Do you think

Indian children have trouble catching up in school?

F: Some of them.

B: Do you have any problems because you are an Indian? Do people treat

you differently because you're an Indian?

F: No.

B: Having lived in both the rural area and in the city can you tell
any differences? are there any differences between living at home

and living here?

F: They're just, the city and the country is different by the way it's

built and everything.

B: 48-erA Is there anything about living in the city that bothers you

more than living back home?

F: -h Ui 1

B: You're catching on easily aren't you to city ways?

F: MJhi. J rhuh

B: Do you think people are nicer in the country than in the city?

F: Yes.

B: In what ways? Are they more friendly or what?

F: Yes.

B: In your school, what is the name of your school by the-way?

F: Hemstead Hill Junior High.

B: Hemstead, that's H-e-m-s-t-e-a-d?

F: Uk-h. ....


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B: Do you have counselors in school? That sort of thing?

F: Yes, sir.

B: Do you have personal problems do you have someone you can discuss

them with?

F: JUhbJliuheY^^.-7O -

B: Do they teach sex education over there?

F: No.

B: Do you have, do you haveAcertain men 6 teacher designated tmaI,

-e*trpe anything like a family study or anything like that?

F: No.

B: You probably haven't gotten that far to get into those things.

-Ll ; some kind of a program4.. ally I don't know. What

do you think of our young people? Is it easy for a thirteen year

old to get into social circles, so to speak, with other children?

Are they friendly?

F: Yes.

B: By the way do you play any games?

F:. What, sports or anything?

B: Uh huh.C + /e5S

F: At school?

B: Uh huh. t2 4 y

F: I play basketball, volleyball.

B: And what is your favorite'sport?

F: Basketball and baseball.

B: Indian children, many of them like to swim. Is there anyplace you can


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go swimming in the summer around here?

F: Yes, maSf not around here. .Hr. Patterson Park, but we

don't go up there? j .___onily swimming place they have.

B: Is Patterson Park a nice place to go? Or does it have a bad repu-

tation? Are people afraid to go around the park at night?

F: At nighttime, yes.

B: Well, that's too bad, isn't it?

F: Uh huh( mf v- 2 Y S

B: What do you plan to do when you graduate from high school?

F: I was planning to be a nurse, but I'm not sure what I'll be.

B: You seem to be very much advanced for your age. Do you get along

well with other students?

F: Uh huh..f^+^ ly L/s

B: .WIA e your favorite girlfriend?

F: At school?

B: 1Jh-4hm- 1/ e s

F: I don't have a favorite really. Just the two, ones I hang with,

one named Marcia Carol and Gurrevua_____e__

B: Are there many other Indian students in your school?

F: Not as many as the other nationalities.

B: Ukftzk, do.Indian kids have a tendency to stay to themselves away

from other students)do you think?

F: Uh uh. PrVSA \V1 N

B: They get along well together with all of the groups?

F: Yes, I think so.


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B: That's nice. What do you think about discipline at school? What

kind5of punishment do they use?

F: If you fight or anything they suspend you from school.

B: tW- But they can't suspend you indefinitely though, can they?

F: They say if you just done it three times in the year they kick you

out of the school,Ayou have to go to another one.

B: Oh, I see. What do you think about Indian parents, their discipline?

Do you think they're pretty strict?

F: Some of them. Some of them's not.

B: -Jibs how about yours, are yours strict?

F: My father, not my mother. C T(.c-r

B: Do you go to North Carolina very often?

F: Not often. Sometimes.

B: Well, I want to thank you very much for giving me this intervieZ)

.-AR I've enjoyed it very much. Is there something you'd like to

say to other young people?

F: No.

B: Well, thank you so very much.

F: welcome.

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