Since coming to Champaign from Warrensburg, Kentucky, in 1931 Mr. McDuff supported himself through "odd jobs for private families." He arrived in the heart of the Depression and says, "All I remember is work."
"I've been here 46 years," he muses. "I'm going to stay, I guess." At age 88 he is most pleased to be "just sitting here livin.'"
Source: Raymond Bial's In All My Years: Portraits of Older Blacks In Champaign-Urbana, Champaign County Historical Museum, 1983.