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George Macon Madison's Interview

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George Madison (b. 1909), the son of a farmer, was born in Millers Tavern, Virginia. His family moved to Riverton, New Jersey then moved to Philadelphia after he graduated high school. There, Madison attended Temple University and competed on the track team, but was denied entry into the pre-med program because of his skin color. He worked as a domestic worker, a presser, and in the post office, where he spent most of his life working as a clerk. Madison talked about these events and more in an interview recorded on June 23, 1984.