Interview: Minnie S. Whitney, March 6, 1984

Title

Interview: Minnie S. Whitney, March 6, 1984

Subject

Race discrimination.
Racism
African Americans--Segregation
United States--Race relations.
African Americans--Social life and customs.
African Americans--Southern States.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs.
African Americans--Conduct of life.
African Americans--Employment.
African Americans--Social conditions.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.

Description

In the first of two separate interviews conducted in March of 1984, Minnie Whitney (1902-1995) recalls her journey traveling from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to the city of Philadelphia. After spending 16 and a half years on the farm, working alongside her sharecropping parents, Whitney ran away from home in 1919 and traveled north on a train headed for Philadelphia. Whitney shares her story of her time spent in domestic service working for an incredibly harsh and demanding woman. Whitney's strong work ethic and sense of determination influenced her decisions to move, and then remain, up north.

Date

1984-03-06

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH190GN042

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Minnie S. Whitney

Interview Keyword

Childhood
African American families
African Americans--Education.
African Americans--Economic conditions.
African American churches

Files

MinnieWhitney 1984 C.Hardy.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Minnie S. Whitney, March 6, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed November 12, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/1073.