Interview: George Macon Madison

Title

Interview: George Macon Madison

Subject

Migration, Internal.
Discrimination in employment.
Integration
United States--Race relations.
Race discrimination.
African Americans--Recreation
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs.
African American college students--Social conditions
African Americans--Education (Higher)
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
African Americans--Southern States.
African Americans--Employment.
African Americans--Social conditions.
African Americans--Social life and customs.
African American churches

Description

George Madison (b.1909), the son of a farmer, was born in Millers Tavern, Virginia. His family moved to Riverton, New Jersey then moved to Philadelphia after he graduated high school. There, Madison attended Temple University and competed on the track team, but was denied entry into the pre-med program because of his skin color. He worked as a domestic worker, a presser, and in the post office. He spent most of his life working for the post office, working as a clerk. Madison talked about these events and more in an interview recorded on June 23, 1984.

Date

1984-06-23

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH205GN057

Interviewer

Jackie Carlisle

Interviewee

George Macon Madison

Interview Keyword

Postal service--Employees.
African American postal service employees.
Riverton (N.J.)
Discrimination in education.
African Americans--Economic conditions.

Files

madison_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: George Macon Madison,” Goin' North, accessed November 12, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/1082.