Interview: Leon Grimes, July 21, 1983

Title

Interview: Leon Grimes, July 21, 1983

Subject

Racism
African Americans--Social life and customs.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs.
African Americans--Segregation
Race discrimination.
African Americans--Employment.
African Americans--Social conditions.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.

Description

Born in Palatka, Florida, Leon Grimes (1899-1985) was 13 years old when his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In his 1984 oral history interview, Grimes talked about his childhood in Palatka, his failure to complete school at Princess Anne Academy, his move to Philadelphia in 1923, his gambling and the sporting life of South Philadelphia, racial taunts, and the discrimination he faced while working for Horn and Hardart's restaurant.

Date

1983-07-21

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH200GN052

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Leon Grimes

Interview Keyword

African American families
African Americans--Education
African Americans--Southern States.
Gambling
African Americans--Recreation
Migration, Internal.

Files

grimes.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Leon Grimes, July 21, 1983,” Goin' North, accessed October 22, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1080.