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Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall

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Occupation(s):
Elementary School Teacher

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Born:
1/1/1897
Birth Location:
Baldwin County, Georgia

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Occupation(s):
Elementary School Teacher

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Born:
1/1/1897
Birth Location:
Baldwin County
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Biography

Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall was born in 1897 in Hardwick, Georgia. She was the fourth of five children born to Mary and Milus Hall. Her father died while the children were still young, so her mother worked to take care of them. Living through the Depression, Hall remembers hard times. To make ends meet, Hall's mother took in washing and ironing. Although times were rough, Hall's mother insisted that each of her children be educated. All went to college or trade school.

An aunt helped put Hall through Snow Hill Institute in Alabama and the Forsyth Agricultural and Mechanical State School, where she received her teaching certificate. For fourteen years, Hall taught in schools throughout Baldwin County, Georgia and Sparta, Georgia. At each school that she taught in, she was given room and board, so she was only able to go home to see her family for one weekend a month. She would go home on a Friday and her brothers would drive her back on Sunday. Missing her family, Hall moved back home to take a janitorial job in the Hardwick post office, where she worked for thirty-five years. In 1970, she retired at the age of 81. Living with her younger sister, Frances Smothers, in the same house that they were born, Hall spent years taking care of her sister, who was confined to her bed with arthritis. Hall's sister died at the age of 94 in 1998.

Although Hall never married or had children, she adopted people to love along the way. She has fond memories of her family growing up and has plenty of family from offspring of her other siblings, all of whom she calls her "children."

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her mother, Mary Ann Hall
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her mother's childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about the schools she attended as a child, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about the schools she attended as a child, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her childhood in Milledgeville, Georgia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her experience at the First Baptist Church
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her interactions with white people in childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her experience at Forsyth Agricultural and Mechanical State School in Georgia and Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her experience after graduating from Snow Hill Industrial Institute in Alabama
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about the other people she knew in childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her family
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about getting baptized in 1910
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall describes her childhood interests
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about the foods she likes to eat
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her past boyfriends
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her experience with the Ku Klux Klan
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about working for the Hardwick Post Office
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about the music at her church
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her pride in being African American
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her current interests
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall talks about her family
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Jacquelyn Reeves narrates Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall's photographs