Milo Manly's Interview
Listen to and explore the curated OHMS index for Milo Manly's interview, created by John Smith III and Robert Bennett in Fall 2014.
In Milo Manly's (1903-1991) 1984 interview, he discusses his experiences in Philadelphia during the 1920s and 1930s with the Lloyd Committee, Mothers Assistance Fund, and the Philadelphia branch of N.A.A.C.P. He also talks at length about his father, Alexander L. Manly (1866-1944), who fled in 1898 from a lynch mob in Wilmington, North Carolina to Washington D.C. and then to Philadelphia in 1902. There, as secretary of the Armstrong Association, he played a significant role in providing job opportunities for southern newcomers to the city during the First Great Migration.