Interview: Isadore M. Martin, Jr., August 30, 1984

Title

Interview: Isadore M. Martin, Jr., August 30, 1984

Subject

African Americans--Employment.
African American business enterprises--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
African Americans--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
African Americans--Economic conditions.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
African Americans--Housing.
United States--Race relations.
Integration
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.
Civil rights--Law and legislation
African Americans--Politics and government.
African Americans--Conduct of life.
African Americans--Social conditions.
African Americans--Social life and customs.
African Americans--Societies, etc.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
Race discrimination.
African Americans--Segregation
Civil rights movements--United States

Description

In these 1984 and 1987 interviews with I. Maximilian Martin Jr (1910-1992) he recounts how his family migrated from Enfield, North Carolina, in 1913. Isadore Martin Sr. chose the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, because he thought the North would offer the Martin family more opportunities for success. Martin Sr. wanted better chances for his children in education, and he desired to escape the rampant Jim Crow segregation and discrimination in the South. Martin Sr. put down roots in Philadelphia, where his children, especially I. Max Martin Jr., obtained a quality education. Martin Sr. and Jr. worked with the N.A.A.C.P. to improve the conditions for Philadelphia’s native and southern African American population.

Date

1984-08-30

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH175GN027

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Isadore Maximilian Martin, Jr.

Interview Keyword

Isadore Maximilian Martin, Sr.
African American families
African Americans--Southern States.
Racism
African American leadership
African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Education.
Civil rights demonstrations

Files

MArtin_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Isadore M. Martin, Jr., August 30, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed December 15, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1061.