THEY CAME from Midnight, Mississippi, and Dawn, Virginia; from Knott, Texas, and Whynot, North Carolina. They are the African American women who migrated from the rural South to work as domestic servants in Washington in the early decades of this century.
Clark-Lewis, Elizabeth, "Downstairs, Upstairs in D.C.; How White Folk Looked to Those Who Served Them" (1994). History Department Faculty Publications. 48.