Interview: Charles Vance, March 4, 1984

Title

Interview: Charles Vance, March 4, 1984

Subject

African Americans--Education.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
African Americans--Southern States.
Depressions--1929.
Race discrimination.
World War, 1914-1918
African American families
African Americans--Conduct of life.
African Americans--Economic conditions.
African Americans--Social conditions.
United States--Race relations.
Racism
African Americans--Employment.
World War, 1939-1945

Description

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Charles Vance (1902-1988) was just nine when his mother died and his father relocated the family to Whistler, Alabama. Unable to support his family earning two dollars a day, Vance’s father moved North in 1917. Vance’s father told Charles not to follow and that he would send for him. The next day, Vance, then just fifteen years old, struck out on his own and spent the next six years working in the coke ovens, levee camps, and railroad track crews in the South before making his own way to Philadelphia in 1923.

Date

1984-03-04

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH187GN039

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Charles Vance

Interview Keyword

New York (N.Y.)
African American coal miners
Wages.
Singing.
Music

Files

Vance_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Charles Vance, March 4, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed November 12, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/1070.