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DURING THE DEPRESSION, SOUTHERN BLACK WOMEN WHO DIDN'T HAVE
THE MONEY TO BUY HAIR GREASE TO USE WHEN PRESSING THEIR HAIR
USED LARD INSTEAD.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY HER GRANDMOTHER AND PASSED ON
LARD=ANIMAL FAT

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CARTHAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): BEAUTIFICATION ; COSMETICS

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Human or animal body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 00001950S

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DURING THE 1930s, BLACK WOMEN WHO DIDN'T HAVE EYEBROW
PENCILS WOULD STRIKE A MATCH, BLOW OUT THE FLAME, TAKE THE
WARM TIP AND SCRAPE IT AGAINST THE INSIDE WALL OF THE
FIREPLACE AND USE THE TIP AS AN EYEBROW LINER.

Submitter comment: SHE USED MANY GESTURES.

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CARTHAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): BEAUTIFICATION ; COSMETICS

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Human or animal body

Date learned: 10-14-1984 ; 00-00-1950

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DURING THE EARLY 1900s, SOUTHERN BLACKS USED MOLASSES, HONEY,
AND SORGHUM TO SWEETEN THEIR FOODS.

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CARTHAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): SUGAR SUBSTITUTES

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
Food Drink -- Flavoring

Date learned: 00001900s

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ALONG WITH THE MAIN DISH FOR DINNER, SOUTHERN BLACKS PUT A
WARM OR HOT SWEET POTATO IN A GLASS OF BUTTERMILK AND ATE
IT WITH A SPOON.

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CARTHAGE

Subject headings: Favorites
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk

Date learned: 10-17-1984

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SOUTHERN BLACKS WOULD TAKE WARM OR HOT CORNBREAD, CRUMB IT, AND
EAT IT IN A GLASS OF BUTTERMILK.
MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER ON MY FATHER'S SIDE USED TO MAKE IT.

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CARTHAGE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk

Date learned: 09-26-1984

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STEWED TOMATOES

CUT UP SOME FRESH TOMATOES AND PLACE THEM IN HOT WATER. WHEN
THE WATER BEGINS TO BOIL, ADD BREAD, GREEN PEPPERS, AND
SUGAR TO TASTE.
MAKE SURE NOT TO USE WHITE BREAD BECAUSE IT BECOMES TOO
SOGGY.

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CARTHAGE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit

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