Lillian Tucker Mosley-Campbell Interview
Harper, Zenobia (Interviewer)
Lillian Tucker Mosley Campbell's parents were from Plantersville; her mother from the Gilliard Village community (no longer extant), and her father was from the Nightingale Plantation. Her father's father was enslaved at Nightingale (Robert Seymore Tucker). Tucker was raised in Gilliard Village with both of her parents. Her family attended Bethel AME (now New Bethel). She and her 20 family members grew up working her father's 3-acre allotment, where he grew sweet potatoes, cotton, and tobacco. She hated working the cotton but would be happy to help with the tobacco. She is also second cousin to Beatrice Funnye. She talks about the closeness of the community in collectively raising and keeping an eye on the children, even when she moved from Gaillard to Jackson Village, then back to Springfield, which was a hunting lodge and garden. She talks about how her entire family worked with hunting tours, from hunting to cooking. She discusses walking to school, how the white children would taunt the children walking, and then she traveled to Howard for high school. She also worked for a hotel in Myrtle Beach. She grew up cooking for her family as the oldest girl. She had difficulty seeking, though she felt the spirit a few years. She later moved to New York City and had several experiences with substance abuse in her family unit. She was a nurse for 17 years, and then she taught at Choppee and Carvers Bay for 19 and 2 years respectively, but she became interested in healing because she grew up working with herbal remedies. She grew up with several medical issues and discusses her long journey for having children.
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Mosley-Campbell, Lillian Tucker and The Athenaeum Press, "Lillian Tucker Mosley-Campbell Interview" (2021). Plantersville Oral Histories, 2019-2021. 2.