Wilson Daily Times, 21 April 1941.
The Negro curb market was set up at 622 East Nash Street, just across from the intersection of Nash and Ash Streets.
This photo accompanied a 2 July 1976 Wilson Daily Times article on the history of the “home economics movement” in Wilson County. Home economics extension agent Jane Amos Boyd organized the club.
“Mitchell Adult [Home Demonstration] Club was once selected as the most outstanding club in Wilson County.”
In May 1940, Jane A. Boyd submitted a report to the Daily Times of the activities of the Negro home demonstration clubs. The Mitchell and Yelverton clubs participating in a clean-up campaign reported stacking wood piles; cleaning under their houses (which stood without skirting on brick or stacked stone piers); moving their clotheslines to the backyard; cleaning barn lots; moving wash pots; trimming shrubbery; building new floors and porch steps; whitewashing outhouses; repairing steps and porches; painting houses; making window, screen doors and fly traps; covering garbage pails; and taking health exams.
The Wilson club met at Julia Barnes’ house. Items on the agenda: growing vegetables on a lot donated by Short Barnes and making pillowcases for Mercy Hospital.
Wilson Daily Times, 9 May 1940.
Wilson Daily Times, 17 June 1942.
Wilson Daily Times, 21 August 1942.