About this Collection
The African American Migration to Philadelphia Oral Histories project is a selection of 269 interviews that were conducted by staff, students and members of the community between 1987 and 1988 documenting migration from the African Diaspora to the City of Philadelphia.
About this Interview
Interview with Elmer Young by Vivian Rankin, Temple University, African American Migration to Philadelphia Oral History Project, December 30, 1987.
Biographical / Historical Note
The primary purpose of the African American Migration to Philadelphia Oral Histories project was to record and preserve the living memory of African American families who migrated to Philadelphia from 1916 through the twentieth century. Over the span of two years, teams of researchers conducted oral history interviews with more than two hundred people who shared aspects of their life in the South in contrast to the North. The selected transcripts in the collection bring to life the big events in the history they lived as well as everyday life.
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