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Walter Gay's Interview

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Walter Gay (c. 1902- c. 1994) shares his experiences with racial violence in Georgia and his family's move to Philadelphia in 1917. He discusses his family's values and priorities through this transition and his early observations of life in the city. Gay describes the political climate at the time of his arrival as compared to that 15 years later, and his role in the rise of Black Democrats during the political realignment of the 1930s.