Interview: Hughsey Childs, October 23, 1984

Title

Interview: Hughsey Childs, October 23, 1984

Subject

African Americans--Education.
African Americans--Civil rights
African American churches
African Americans--Southern States.
African Americans--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
African Americans--Employment.
African Americans--Conduct of life.
United States--Race relations.
African Americans--Economic conditions.
African Americans--Social conditions.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
Integration
African Americans--Segregation
African Americans--Politics and government.
African Americans--Religion.

Description

Hughsey Childs (1899-1986), a migrant from Abbeville, South Carolina, to Philadelphia during the late 1910s, recalls in this 1984 oral history interview details from his work, faith, career, and family. Drawing from personal experiences laboring in cotton fields and factories, encountering racism on a daily basis, and helping to create a new church, Childs is able to evoke the atmosphere of the era by narrating the stories of his rich tapestry of a life, which while distinct, shares similarities with many African Americans’ transitions during the years of the First Great Migration.

Date

1984-10-23

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH157GN009

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Hughsey Childs

Interview Keyword

African Americans--Crimes against.
African American families
African Americans--Housing.
Voting.
Race discrimination.
Racism

Files

childs_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Hughsey Childs, October 23, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed October 22, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1046.