Behind the Apron Project: Ruth Smith Interview,1997, Part 2
About the Project
Behind the Apron oral history project documents the experiences of Black oyster and clam workers in Southern Maryland. The interviews explore issues such as: the connection between land and water, between farming and the fishing industry; the communal spirit and camaraderie amongst oyster workers; the experience of women oyster workers; and the changes in the oyster packing industry resulting in a diminished African American workforce. Part 1 of this interview with Ruth Smith contains restricted personal information; because of this only Part 2 of Smith's interview is available online. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.