Interview: Kathryn F. (Kitty) Woodard, March 26, 1984

Title

Interview: Kathryn F. (Kitty) Woodard, March 26, 1984

Subject

Migration, Internal.
African Americans--Segregation
African Americans--Employment.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
Integration
African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Social conditions.
United States--Race relations.
African Americans--Politics and government.
African American newspapers.

Description

Kathryn ("Kitty") Fambro Woodard (1911-2003), born in Fort Valley, Georgia, moved to Philadelphia with her family when she was eight years old. Coming from middle-class parents who were both committee persons in Philadelphia ward politics, Kitty herself also became involved politically. She married Forrest White Woodard, the publisher of the "Philadelphia Independent," which was one of the prominent Black newspapers of its time. Kitty took over as publisher when her husband died until she sold it in 1966. Kitty worked hard through politics to keep peace for Philadelphians while also focusing on raising her family at home.

Date

1984-03-26

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH212GN064

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Kathryn F. (Kitty) Woodard

Interview Keyword

African American business enterprises
African Americans--Southern States.
African Americans--Education.

Files

kitty_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Kathryn F. (Kitty) Woodard, March 26, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed November 12, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/1087.