VIRAL VIDEO: 103-Year-Old Grandma Reveals What It Was Like Picking Cotton Back In Her Day

A 103-year-old woman shared her story of what it was like picking cotton all day long. 

TikToker Denise B (@blackbeauty) posted a video of her 103-year-old grandmother talking about picking cotton from 3.00am to 5.00pm, which was to be made into clothing. But even though she worked such a grueling and lengthy-shift job, the woman said she received very little pay.

The grandmother revealed how she barely even made $100 despite the long shifts and harsh working conditions.

Denise’s grandma back in the day. Image credit: TikTok/@blackbeauty

The video has since amassed more than 3 million views with people expressing their admiration and respect to the grandmother as she reveals the realities of life back in those times.

Denise’s grandma back in the day. Image credit: TikTok/@blackbeauty

Among the thousands of comments and likes, one person said:

‘Wow she’s probably seen so much in her lifetime.’

Another wrote:

‘She deserves reparations.’

A third commented:

‘I felt honoured just hearing her talk.’


Grandma picked cotton from 3am-5pm every day.. She was paid barely anything. Smh! #storytime

♬ original sound – Denise B

Denise has shared many videos of her grandma telling stories about her life, with one revealing what kind of medicine people used back then.

You can check them all out by visiting the channel.


Grandma said thet didn’t have pills back then.. Follow me on Youtube to see the whole video Mama Hustler

♬ original sound – Denise B

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