Author: William Ward Nooter


Oral History of Margaret Tysinger of Lantz Mill, Virginia (August 24, 2007)

In these excerpts from an oral history with Margaret Tysinger, conducted by Elissa Blake Free and William Ward Nooter on August 24, 2007, she describes how deaf and hearing people lived alongside each other, creating the shared signing community of Lantz Mill. They recorded the oral history while driving around the Lantz Mill area. Born in 1911, Tysinger was raised by her father and paternal grandparents in Lantz Mill after her mother died, when she was two years old.