- Excerpt 1: Why did the Consolidation Coal Company to seek out so many black workers and cause blacks to be the majority in Buxton, not the minority?
- Excerpt 2: Many years ago, people who were black were not treated fairly in many places in the United States. Something called “Jim Crow Laws” were rules put in place to keep blacks from having access to the same things as whites. If Buxton didn’t have “Jim Crow laws,” how would that impact the people who lived there?
- Excerpt 3: Describe what a typical day might have looked like for a coal miner who lived in Buxton.
Hawthorne, Francis, "Interview of Paul Wilson," 13 May 1992. Courtesy of University of Iowa Libraries and Archives