Interview: William Fields, November 11, 1984

Title

Interview: William Fields, November 11, 1984

Subject

African American churches
Migration, Internal.
African Americans--Economic conditions.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
African Americans--Southern States.
African Americans--Employment.
African Americans--Segregation
African Americans--Social conditions.
Integration

Description

William E. Fields (b. 1889) the son of a farmer in Denton County, Texas, left home at the age of 17. He soon married, started a family, and moved to Dallas, Texas. Though he had a good job, Fields in 1917 hopped a train for Philadelphia. Though he traveled up on the free transportation the Pennsylvania Railroad offered to those willing to work on the railroad, Fields never did a day’s work for them. Instead, he worked a number of other jobs including Baldwin Locomotive Works and Hog Island Shipyard. He spent the next seven decades living in Philadelphia and during that time, the City of Brotherly Love became his home.

Date

1984-11-11

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH164GN016

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

William Fields

Interview Keyword

African Americans--Societies, etc.
African Americans--Politics and government.
World War, 1914-1918
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Politics and government.
African American families
African Americans--Marriage.

Files

fields_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: William Fields, November 11, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed October 22, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1052.