Lucreaty Clark, White Oak Basket Maker

Lucreaty Clark was born in 1904, in Jefferson County, Florida. She learned to make white oak baskets from her parents.

Originally these sturdy baskets were used to hold cotton and carry vegetables. The tradition of white oak basket making has been carried on by Lucreaty Clark's grandson, Alphonso Jennings.

Lucreaty Clark peeling strips of white oak to make baskets