StoryCorps

Woman Remembers Moving From The Farm To ‘70s Atlanta

Jessica Wals and Cindy Gilmore talked to each other in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.
Jessica Wals and Cindy Gilmore talked to each other in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.
Credit StoryCorps Atlanta

 

Cindy Gilmore was born the youngest of five children in the small farm town of Prattville, Alabama in 1964. She lived there until the mid 1970s when her mother decided to move to Atlanta.

Her daughter, 33-year-old Jessica Wals, brought Gilmore to the StoryCorps Booth to find out a little more about this time and transition from farm to city. She begins by asking her mother why farming was so important to the family.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps Booth.

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