Interview: Minnie S. Whitney, March 20, 1984

Title

Interview: Minnie S. Whitney, March 20, 1984

Subject

African Americans--Segregation
African Americans--Social life and customs.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs.
African Americans--Social conditions.
United States--Race relations.
African Americans--Conduct of life.
African Americans--Employment.
Discrimination in employment.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
Race discrimination.

Description

In two separate interviews conducted in March of 1984, Minnie Whitney (1902-1995) recalls her journey traveling from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to the city of Philadelphia. After spending 16 and a half years on the farm, working alongside her sharecropping parents, Whitney ran away from home in 1919 and traveled north on a train headed for Philadelphia.



In this second interview, Whitney shares her story of her time spent in domestic service working for a harsh and demanding woman. Whitney's strong work ethic and sense of determination influenced her decisions to move, and then remain, up north.

Date

1984-03-20

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH191GN043

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Minnie S. Whitney

Interview Keyword

African Americans--Southern States.
African American families
African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.
African Americans--Recreation
African Americans--Religion.
Slavery--United States.

Files

MinnieWhitney 1984 C.Hardy.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Minnie S. Whitney, March 20, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed October 22, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1074.