Sara Bright


November 1950 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA


Grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and now lives in Mineral, Virginia

Date of Interview

19th August 2021

“If you are happy to proceed can I put the interview on the Back-Chat website?” “Yes you may”

Sara Bright (25th August 2021)

It was a pleasure to interview Sara Bright, a lively American woman who is our first interviewee born and living in the USA. Talking to Sara about her life and times in America is like reliving memories of books and films about the US in the 1950s and 60s.
It’s interesting to hear what the difference is between a college and a university; what’s it like to live through an earthquake; her early life in Louisville, Kentucky as well as up to date views such as how the American people view the coronavirus. 
Sara was a Special Needs teacher and has always been a prominent member of the Baptist Church.
We chat about Donald Trump and about racism in the US – both topics revealing things that surprised me. 
Talking of surprises, I asked her about the Gun Laws in the USA, you’ll be interested to hear what she has to say.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

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You can listen to the entire recording by clicking the start arrow or, you can move the slider to one of times shown for the headings opposite, they are a guide to the many things we chatted about.
Parents – Nell (Finance For Tobacco Co – Harold (Grocery Store Manager)02.00
Parents Divorce03.35
Early Life – Louisville, Kentucky04.55
Earthquake – Virginia06.30
Springer Spaniels09.00
Sister – Linda (In Virginia)11.00
School Days16.40
University – Louisville22.45
Early Ambitions – Teaching27.10
Childhood Celebrations30.30
Married Life31.50
Working Life – Special Needs Teacher – Administrator34.20
School Bullying39.45
Hobbies – Reading – Skiing – Bowling – Golf40.20
Baptist Church43.20
Donald Trump – American Politics44.15
Gun Laws52.50
Best & Worse of Living In The USA55.45


Please take into consideration when listening to these interviews that the meaning of language changes over time and that interviewees have not intended to cause offence by anything said which now may be thought to be unacceptable.

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Carlo Harrison