Interview: Louise Smith, September 24, 1984

Title

Interview: Louise Smith, September 24, 1984

Description

Born and raised in North Carolina, Louise Smith (189?-n.d.), moved to Philadelphia after a railroad accident left her father unable to work when she was just fifteen. There she labored as a domestic worker and became a member of East Calvary United Methodist Church, founded by Reverend Charles Albert Tindley, the city's most prominent and influential African-American clergyman. Marriage took Smith to Baltimore during the First World War, but in the early 1920s she returned to Philadelphia, where she lived at 1522 Catharine Street for most of her life. When interviewed in 1984, Smith was one of the oldest living members of Tindley Temple.

Date

1984-09-24

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH183GN035

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Louise Smith

Files

Louise-_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Louise Smith, September 24, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed December 16, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1067.