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Person Interviewed: Banana Williams
Location: Dade County, Florida
Banana Williams, 1740 NW 5th Court, Miami, Florida was born in Grady County, Georgia near Cairo in the 16th district.
“The man what I belonged to was name Mr. Sacks. My mother and father lived there. I was only about three years old when peace came, but I remember when the paddle rollers came there and whipped a man and woman.
“I was awful ‘fraid, for that was somethin’ I nevah see before. We “stayed on” but we left before I was old enough to work, but I did work in the fields in Mitchell County.
“I came to Miami and raised 5 children. I’m staying with my daughter, but I’m not able to work much. I’m too done played out with old age.”