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Minnie Whitney's Second Interview

Minnie WhitneyListen to and explore the curated OHMS index for Minnie Whitney's March 20, 1984 interview, created by Stephanie Loeh in Fall 2014. Explore the March 6, 1984 interview.

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