"Coming to the big city"

Norris Tolson describes growing up in rural Tarboro, NC.

Interview on 2011-05-12

Transcript

00:00:00.000 I grew up in eastern North Carolina, Edgecombe County,
00:00:03.682 on a tobacco and dairy farm outside of Tarboro.
00:00:07.398 I'm the next to youngest of a family of eight children--
00:00:12.456 --and I am the first member of my family that went to NC State.
00:00:19.328 Edgecombe County is a very rural county,
00:00:26.593 mostly farming, and that's what we did for a living as a family.
00:00:31.021 It's about sixty-five miles east of Raleigh
00:00:36.396 so when I came to NC State, coming to NC State and coming to Raleigh was coming to the big city.