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.

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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.

Record Details

Inez King Oral History, June 8, 1988
African Americans, History
King, Inez
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Repository Collection:
African American Migration to Philadelphia Oral Histories
Oral Histories
For more information on the Great Migration Oral Histories contact the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection.
Transcript Identifier:

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About This Collection

African American Migration to Philadelphia Oral Histories

Great migration cover
Helen Anderson Waller Collection, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries
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