Interview: Beulah Collins, August 1, 1983

Title

Interview: Beulah Collins, August 1, 1983

Subject

Domestic work
Philadelphia (Pa.)
African Americans--Education.
United States--Race relations.
African Americans--Employment.
African Americans--Conduct of life.
African Americans--Economic conditions.
African Americans--Social conditions.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.

Description

Beulah Collins (1892-1986), the daughter of a tenant cropper, grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. After her husband died in the influenza epidemic of 1918, Collins moved first to Wilmington, Delaware, and then to Philadelphia with her newborn child. There she found employment as a live-in domestic, working for the Richard family of Chestnut Hill for thirteen years. Focused on providing for her child, Collins never remarried, but her son did get education that she never had. Collins shared her life story in two interviews, recorded in 1983 and 1984.

Date

1983-08-01

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH158GN010

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Beulah Collins

Interview Keyword

Depressions--1929
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
Discrimination in employment.
African American families
African Americans--Housing.

Files

collins_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Beulah Collins, August 1, 1983,” Goin' North, accessed December 16, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1047.