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Worth Quoting (Interviews): Idella Parker

Worth Quoting was made possible by Florida Community College at Jacksonville. The series was recorded from 1985 to 2005, and features a powerful collection of interviews.
Interviewee Idella Parker
Interviewer Edythe Abdullah
Subject Segregation, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Copyright 1993 Florida Community College at Jacksonville

 

Summary:

Idella Parker - author, teacher, and maid to the author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - speaks about her own life and the life of the author of The Yearling and Cross Creek. Idella Parker was a cook, housekeeper, and comfort to the famous author from 1940-1950. She shares an intimate story of their spirited friendship and what it was like to live in the segregated south.

 

Keywords:

African Americans, Florida history, Women household employees, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Idella Parker

Parker, I. (1993). Interviewed by E. Abdullah [Video Recording]. Worth Quoting. YouTube, Jacksonville, Florida.

Run time: 30 minutes