chapter  Chapter 5
Labor and Medical Health Care
WithKatherine Bankole-Medina
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You see, what caused my ma to be sickly, I was de oldest child, and dey made her work too hard with de other children. One of my sisters was born right in de fields. Dey just dug two holes, one in de front and one in de back. She gets down in dat hole and gives birth to de baby; de baby just rolls out in de hole. Den de boss has someone to take de baby to de house, and makes my ma get up and keep right on hoeing. I never will forget.