Interview: Walter Gay, May 22, 1984

Title

Interview: Walter Gay, May 22, 1984

Subject

African Americans--Politics and government.
African Americans--Social conditions.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
African American leadership
African American newspapers.
African Americans--Employment.

Description

Walter Gay (c. 1902- c. 1994) recounts his experiences involving racial violence in the South and his family's move northwards to Philadelphia in the year 1917. Gay discusses his family's values and priorities while describing his thoughts and reactions to Philadelphia. Finally, Gay describes the political climate at the time of his arrival as compared to that 15 years later, and his role in the change.

Date

1984-05-22

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH166GN018

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Walter Gay

Interview Keyword

The Philadelphia Independent (newspaper)
New Deal, 1933-1939
George Howard Earle, III (Governor of Pennsylvania, 1935-39)
Raymond Pace Alexander
Amos Scott (first black magistrate in Philadelphia, elected in 1921)
Edward Henry (2nd black magistrate, appointed in 1925)

Files

Walter Gay CH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Walter Gay, May 22, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed October 22, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1053.