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2:38 - Cleveland, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: And the closest store we had was at Clays Ferry.

Segment Synopsis: Sweat talks about living in the small town of Cleveland, Kentucky which was near Clay's Ferry, Kentucky. She remembers that her grandmother was owned by Eli Barnes. She also recalls walking to school two and half miles each way.

Keywords: Barnes, Eli; Clay's Ferry; Cleveland United Methodist Church; Miller, Dorothy

Subjects: River life--Kentucky River (Ky.) Slavery--United States

6:33 - Heritage

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Partial Transcript: Did you know your father's background there?

Segment Synopsis: Sweat talks about her grandparents being slaves. Her grandmother was owned by Eli Barnes and he made sure she knew had to read and write. She still has her parents' emancipation certificates. Her grandfather belonged to a man names Harris.

Keywords: Chenault; Clay's Ferry, Kentucky; Cleveland, Kentucky; Emancipation; Harris; Madison County, Kentucky; Stone

Subjects: African Americans--History Slavery--United States

17:04 - Tides

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember seeing tides in the river?

Segment Synopsis: Sweat talks about floods and droughts as well as her fear of swimming.

Keywords: Clay's Ferry, Kentucky; Cleveland, Kentucky

Subjects: Droughts--Kentucky Floods--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.)

19:59 - Boats

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any of the showboats coming down the river?

Segment Synopsis: Sweat talks about different boats that she remembers coming down the river. She remembers a tornado getting close to one of the boats.

Keywords: Clay's Ferry, Kentucky; Cleveland, Kentucky; Tornado

Subjects: Barges--Kentucky Showboats--Kentucky River (Ky.)

24:42 - Civil War and Slavery

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Partial Transcript: Did you ever hear anything about the Harris'?

Segment Synopsis: Sweat talks about her great-grandfather being sold away from his family. She recalls Bill Barnes coming to visit her grandmother after she was free. She says that her grandmother saw Abraham Lincoln.

Keywords: Barnes, Bill; Clay's Ferry, Kentucky; Cleveland, Kentucky; Harris; Lincoln, Abraham; Madison County, Kentucky

Subjects: Slavery--United States United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

33:36 - Church

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Partial Transcript: Is the church you were brought up in still there?

Segment Synopsis: Sweat talks about the church she was raised in.

Keywords: Clay's Ferry, Kentucky; Cleveland United Methodist Church; Cleveland, Kentucky

Subjects: River life--Kentucky River (Ky.)

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