After deciding to interview my granny, I had to call her over the phone since she stays in my home state, Missouri, and I now live in Arkansas. Alice Henry grew up in Bell City, Missouri, but as a child, she lived in Indianapolis for a short while. When Alice was a young adult, she encountered first hand the labor of picking cotton and working in a field, but was paid for her labor. This mother of six knew what it was like to grow up in a time where people of her race weren’t respected. Currently residing in Sikeston, MO, Alice has worked at Hunter Acres Nursing Home for many years. Now she is content with being a nanny for toddlers and taking care of her mother (my great grandma), Mama Dear.