SQ 2016 - Arthur Wright
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SubjectChild; Own Memories; Artifacts; Race Relations; Farming; Rationing; Wye Plantation; Queenstown, Maryland; Church; Education
Arthur Wright was born in 1940 on the Wye Plantation, in Queenstown, Maryland, where he lived for the majority of his childhood. He worked on the Houghton Family farm where he would work with his family to take care of the cows and working in the fields and gardens. He mentioned how he heard news of the war from the radio shows. He briefly discusses what types of things his family had to ration and how it affected their lives. He explains how as a kid he was scared of the airplanes that would fly by because they were so loud. He also talks about the importance of his church to his family, and tells us about the one room schoolhouse that he attended shortly after the war.
Arthur Wright talked about his life on the Wye Plantation in Queenstown; he talks about his family's house and living conditions, his workload, and his ways of entertainment on the farm. He discusses rationing during the war and discusses the planes that flew over the farm. He also talks about the importance of his church to his family and talks about the one-room schoolhouse that he attended during segregation.
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