Archie Waiters, 1914-1980
Figure 183. Poster: Archie Waiters, 1914-1990
Waiters spent much of his life up until the late 1950s
living in one of the hewn-timber houses.
He had a keen memory and left a detailed record of
his own life and of his grandfather’s stories. Waiters’s recollections carried
many hints of his African heritage, including stories
about African-American rice growers at Mars Bluff—a part
of the African cultural heritage that had been retained
for generations but never recorded. (Poster
Amelia Vernon, donated 1998.)
Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998.