Interview: Marie Mathis, June 4, 1984

Title

Interview: Marie Mathis, June 4, 1984

Subject

Work environment.
Discrimination in employment.
African Americans--Southern States.
Greenwood (S.C.)
Migration, Internal.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
African Americans--Segregation
African Americans--Social conditions.
Race discrimination.
Lebanon (Pa.)
African Americans--Employment.
United States--Race relations.
Integration
Labor unions.

Description

Marie Mathis (July 28, 1910 - February 28, 2005) was born in Greenwood, South Carolina, to parents William and Sina Mathis. Originally residing on a farm and helping her parents with sharecropping, Mathis and her family moved north in the early 1920s. The Mathis family first lived in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, before moving to Philadelphia about three years later. In Philadelphia, Marie Mathis then, at the age of sixteen, dropped out of school to help support her family. Rather than do domestic work, Marie Mathis found employment in tobacco factories for nine years. She then worked in clothing factories until her retirement.

Date

1984-06-04

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH207GN059

Interviewer

Harriet Garrett

Interviewee

Marie Mathis

Interview Keyword

African Americans--Politics and government.
Housekeepers
African Americans--Housing.
Clothing factories.
African Americans--Education.
African American families

Files

Marie_Mathis_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Marie Mathis, June 4, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed October 22, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1084.