Minnie Whitney, 1984

Title

Minnie Whitney, 1984

Subject

Minnie Whitney

Description

A picture of Minnie Whitney, upon her interview with Dr. Charles Hardy in 1984.

Creator

Charles Hardy

Source

Charles Hardy Collection

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

1984

Contributor

Randall Wilson, Jr., Alessandra Fonseca

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Birth Date

1902

Birthplace

Onancock, Virginia

Occupation

Domestic Worker (Ret.)

Biographical Text

The daughter of Virginian sharecroppers, Minnie Whitney migrated to Philadelphia in 1919 to work as a domestic. By 1929 Whitney had married, borne two children and moved to Harlem, only to return to Philadelphia in 1972. Whitney's story is characterized by her disillusionment and disappointment of conditions in the North.

Files

MinnieWhitney 1984 C.Hardy.jpg


Citation

Charles Hardy, “Minnie Whitney, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed May 22, 2024, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/128.