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Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (21.6 x 12.1 cm)
Place used:
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
October 25, 2007
A tri-fold program for the memorial services for midwife Amanda Carey Carter. The program is printed in black text on white paper with pink rose adornments and several color photographs. The front of the program reads [Celebration of Life / for / Amanda Edna Carey Carter / Sunrise / May 3, 1909 / Sunset / October 21, 2007]. At center is a color photograph of Carter dressed in black and wearing a black hat with a white-trimmed brim. Beneath the photo are the details of the service held October 25, 2007 at New Hope Baptist Church in Keysville, Virginia. The interior pages have the obituary, which details her work as a fourth-generation midwife in rural Virginia as well as her family life, along with the order of the service. The back of the program has a color photograph of Carter wearing a midwife's uniform and holding a baby along with a poem titled [To Those Whom I Love / and Those Who Love Me]. The program also contains a page listing the pall bearers, floral bearers, and a note of gratitude from the family.
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Health  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Religious rituals and ceremonies  Search this
Rural life  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fannie Mae Carter Silver
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Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture