Interview: John (Jack) Jones, June 1, 1982

Title

Interview: John (Jack) Jones, June 1, 1982

Subject

African Americans--Employment.
Migration, Internal.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
Race discrimination.
United States--Race relations.
African Americans--Recreation
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs.
African Americans--Segregation
African Americans--Social conditions.
African American neighborhoods

Description

Jones was born 1904 in Philadelphia and grew up in the Germantown neighborhood. His father came from North Carolina and started work at Midvale Steel in Nicetown (North Philadelphia) in 1889. During the war, as one of the few Black foremen at the plant, his father was able to obtain work for many men recently up from the South. Jack also worked at Midvale in the early 1920s and for a Black grocery store. He retired from the post office. In his interview he reminisces about the entertainment industry in 1920s-30s Philadelphia, recalling concerts with his favorite musicians, including Duke Ellington.

Date

1982-06-01

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH204GN056

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

John (Jack) Jones

Interview Keyword

Theaters
African American business enterprises
Childhood
African Americans--Politics and government.
African American families

Files

jack_jones_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: John (Jack) Jones, June 1, 1982,” Goin' North, accessed November 12, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/1081.