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Georgia Turner discusses living in a tent city

BROADCAST: Apr. 28, 1962 | DURATION: 00:56:51

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Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion. Georgia Turner has been working in the fields since she was 8 years old. Today, she's 58 years old, and she lives in Tent City, in Fayette County, Tennessee. No matter how many hardships Turner encountered, she said she lives her life so that she can go to heaven. There are also excerpts from previous interviews of James Baldwin and Lillian Smith.