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Harris, Amos

Harris, Amos

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 1985

Interview 059a: Amos Harris was born in Nacogdoches County in 1910 and was raised on a farm. He moved to Diboll in 1930 and began a career working for Southern Pine Lumber Company, mainly at the sawmill. An African American, he tells interviewer Becky Bailey about work and social conditions, early company management, race relations, social entertainments, and the Depression of the 1930s, continuing to the 1970s.