Ozarks Home Life

Life at home for African American's in the Ozarks was similar to life for anyone else at the turn of the 20th century. The lives of rural African American's after slavery and before the Civil Rights movement are often erased or broadly painted as all being the same as sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta.

The artifacts in this exhibit show the well-rounded homelives of a people who bought toys for their children, worked the land, drove in new cars and decorated their houses, just the same as their white neighbors.


Created by Dorothy Berry