Annimae White oral history interview, February 6, 1981
Date: Feb. 06 1981 |
Annimae White, a native of Thomaston, Georgia, served as a Methodist missionary to the Congo for thirty-five years. Included in this interview are discussions of her background in rural Georgia, education at Scarritt and Peabody University, assignment to Africa, and her life there between 1930 and 1965. African topics include descriptions of travel up the Congo by riverboat, life in a mud hut at Tunda Station, experiences at a teacher training school at Wembo Nyama, difficulties of reaching home for 1945 furlough, and studies at Columbia University and in Paris. Also of major interest are accounts of the tribal wars, the Congolese Rebellion (1960-1961), evacuation to Rhodesia, and her final years of service at Kituta. Interviewer: Donald R. Lennon. more...