Interview: Walter Gay, April 25, 1984

Title

Interview: Walter Gay, April 25, 1984

Subject

African Americans--Religion.
African Americans--Segregation
Race discrimination.
United States--Race relations.
African American banks.
African Americans--Education.
African American business enterprises--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
African Americans--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
African Americans--Politics and government.
African Americans--Housing.
African Americans--Social conditions.
Depressions--1929.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.

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

1984-04-25

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH167GN019

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Walter Gay

Interview Keyword

African American churches
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
African American neighborhoods
African American families
African Americans--Economic conditions.
African American lawyers.
African Americans--Southern States.
African Americans--Employment.

Files

Walter Gay CH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Walter Gay, April 25, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed October 22, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1054.