Interview: Isadore M. Martin, Jr., February 24, 1987

Title

Interview: Isadore M. Martin, Jr., February 24, 1987

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

1987-02-24

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH176GN028

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Isadore M. Martin, Jr.

Files

MArtin_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Isadore M. Martin, Jr., February 24, 1987,” Goin' North, accessed October 22, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1062.