Leon Grimes

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 talks about his childhood in Palatka, his failure to complete school at Princess Anne Academy and 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 & Hardart.  

EXPLORE LEON GRIMES'S INTERVIEW┬╗

Credits

Norah Jones