Interview with Minnie S. Whitney, March 20, 1984

Project: Goin' North: Tales of the Great Migration Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

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

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2014oh191_gn043

Interviewee Name

Minnie S. Whitney

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1984-03-20

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Whitney, Minnie S. Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 20 Mar. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Whitney, M.S. (1984, March 20). Interview by C. H. III. Goin' North: Tales of the Great Migration Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Whitney, Minnie S., interview by Charles Hardy, III. March 20, 1984, Goin' North: Tales of the Great Migration Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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