Interview: Harry L. (Harvey) Wilson

Title

Interview: Harry L. (Harvey) Wilson

Subject

African American churches
African Americans--Religion.
African Americans--Health and hygiene.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
African Americans--Social conditions.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs.
African Americans--Employment.
Discrimination in employment.
Race discrimination.

Description

Harvey L. Wilson (1880-1982) was born in South Carolina to a farming family. Even though he had a job as a railroad man in the South, he moved North in 1917 to find better work, hoping to find a job in the war plants or unloading trucks. He found many different jobs in Baltimore and Philadelphia, the most long-term being a mobile grocer in a variety of neighborhoods. Wilson shared his stories in an interview in November 1981, less than a year before his death.

Date

1981-11-12

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH211GN063

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Harry L. (Harvey) Wilson

Interview Keyword

African American supervisors
Personnel management.
Supervision of employees.
World War, 1914-1918
African Americans--Housing.
African Americans--Economic conditions.

Files

wilson_oh.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Harry L. (Harvey) Wilson,” Goin' North, accessed December 16, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1086.