About this Collection

Water M. Phillips interviewed over 150 civic and political leaders on subjects related to Philadelphia city government and history between the late 1930s and the 1970s. Related collection: Walter M. Phillips, Sr. Papers (Acc. 527)

About this Interview

Andrew Freeman is interviewed on his early life and education in psychology at the University of Ohio. During his early career at Wright Field and later with Dayton Malleable Iron Company, Mr. Freeman's work dealt primarily with negotiating between workers and management on issues of race and integration, preparing him for his later work with the Urban League in and around Philadelphia. He goes on to describe the social atmosphere in Philadelphia during the mid to late 1960's including the 1964 riots.

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Biographical / Historical Note

Walter M. Phillips, Sr. (1912-1985) was active in Philadelphia civic and political life for over thirty years. He worked and volunteered in a variety of city and regional organizations. After retiring, Phillips initiated an oral history project, interviewing in the 1970s many individuals with whom he had worked.

Record Details

Title:
Andrew Freeman Oral History, April 13, 1978
Subject:
Social problems, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Freeman, Andrew G.
Date:
1978-04-13
Language:
English
Personal Names:
Rizzo, Frank, 1920-1991
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Organization / Building:
Urban League of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository Collection:
Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
Type:
Oral Histories
Contact:
Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
Transcript Identifier:
AOHWMPJZ2014120046

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Transcript Note

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About This Collection

Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories

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Walter M. Phillips initiated an oral history project, and between c. 1974 and 1980 interviewed over 150 civic and political leaders.
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