Carol Leigh Humphries Oral History Interview

November 28, 1980
Oral History #OH0064
Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 22 pages
Preferred Citation
Carol Leigh Humphries Oral History Interview (#OH0064), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

Miss Humphries, a native of Person County, N. C., graduated from East Carolina Teachers College (E.C.U.) in 1944. She became involved in the home mission work of the Southern Baptist denomination and worked with church programs in Wilmington, N.C., Louisville, Kentucky, and Dallas, Texas. In 1951 she was appointed by the Baptist Foreign Mission Board to work in Nigeria, where she has remained since her arrival there early in 1952.

Scope and arrangement

In this interview conducted during one of her furloughs home, she discusses her background in North Carolina, her work in Baptist missions in the United States, and her appointment to Africa. Topics of discussion include educational work in Nigeria, transition of Nigeria to an independent country, dress and customs of natives, attitude of Nigerians toward foreigners, work as W.M.U. director for Northern Nigeria, influence of Moslem religion in the region, and the growth of the Baptist denomination.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Carol Leigh Humphries

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Humphries, Carol Leigh, 1923-1992
Baptists--Missions--North Carolina
Clothing and dress--Nigeria
Women missionaries--Nigeria
Women missionaries--United States
Nigeria--Religion--20th century
Nigeria--Social life and customs--20th century