Interview: Ruth W. Hayre, June 7, 1984

Title

Interview: Ruth W. Hayre, June 7, 1984

Subject

African Americans--Southern States.
United States--Race relations.
African Americans--Conduct of life.
African Americans--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
African Americans--Employment.
African Americans--Housing.
African Americans--Education.
African Americans--Economic conditions.
African Americans--Segregation
African Americans--Social conditions.
Discrimination in housing.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
Race discrimination.
African American business enterprises--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Discrimination in education.

Description

Ruth Wright Hayre (1910-1998), was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Philadelphia. She was the daughter and granddaughter of two of Philadelphia’s most prominent businessmen and civic leaders in the early 1900s. In her 1984 interview, Hayre talks about the lives of her father, Richard Robert Wright, Jr. (1878-1967), who moved to Philadelphia in his late twenties to continue his education, and her grandfather, Richard Robert Wright, Sr. (1853-1947), a former college president who came to Philadelphia in 1921 to start the Citizens and Southern Bank with his son, R.R. Wright, Jr. Like her father and grandfather, Hayre was an educational pioneer, as Philadelphia’s first African-American high school teacher and principal, and the first female head of the Philadelphia School Board.

Date

1984-06-07

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH168GN020

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Ruth W. Hayre

Interview Keyword

African American families
African Americans--Religion.
African Americans--Crimes against.
Racism
African American churches
African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Newspapers.

Files

Mosley, John W Collection_Hayre, Ruth Wright Blockson.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Ruth W. Hayre, June 7, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed December 15, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1055.