Interview: Fletcher Hillian, Utensie Hillian, June 4, 1984

Title

Interview: Fletcher Hillian, Utensie Hillian, June 4, 1984

Subject

African Americans--Housing.
African Americans--Conduct of life.
African Americans--Education.
African Americans--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
African Americans--Social conditions.
African Americans--Economic conditions.
African Americans--Employment.
Race discrimination.
United States--Race relations.

Description

Fletcher (1895-1992) and Utensie (1902-2006) Hillian participated in the Great Migration by moving to Philadelphia in 1925 from Cheraw and Due West, South Carolina, respectively. They moved north for better living conditions, social conditions, and most importantly, better educational opportunities for their daughter. Over the course of their lives, they integrated themselves into the Philadelphia culture and were able to raise a family in the home that they owned.

Date

1984-06-04

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH169GN021

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Fletcher Hillian
Utensie Hillian

Interview Keyword

Voting.
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Southern States.
World War, 1914-1918

Files

Hillian_OH.png


Citation

“Interview: Fletcher Hillian, Utensie Hillian, June 4, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed October 22, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1056.