Interview: Beulah Collins, September 19, 1984

Title

Interview: Beulah Collins, September 19, 1984

Subject

African Americans--Southern States.
African Americans--Education.
Wages.
African Americans--Economic conditions.
Race discrimination.
United States--Race relations.
African Americans--Employment.
African Americans--Social conditions.
African Americans--Religion.
African Americans--Social life and customs.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs.
African Americans--Conduct of life.

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

1984-09-19

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH159GN011

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Beulah Collins

Interview Keyword

African American churches
African American families
African Americans--Crimes against.
Discrimination in employment.
Racism
African Americans--Housing.

Files

collins_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Beulah Collins, September 19, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed December 15, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1048.