Born in Troy in 1949, Doris Steele and her family lived north of Troy just past Densons Creek. “It was a lovely place,” Steele stated. “We were the only black family that lived there. All the other black families lived on the other side of town, what we called the holler. Some called it the bottom. We lived on our little farm with my mother and father.”
She was one of 12 children. “We had so much fun growing up,” Steele stated. “We didn’t have a lot, but we had each other and that’s all we needed.” Her parents, Lena and Tom Marshall, made sure that the family was close.
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