Interview with Louise Smith, September 24, 1984

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

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Interview Summary

Born and raised in North Carolina, Louise Smith (189?-n.d.), moved to Philadelphia after a railroad accident left her father unable to work when she was just fifteen. There she labored as a domestic worker and became a member of East Calvary United Methodist Church, founded by Reverend Charles Albert Tindley, the city's most prominent and influential African-American clergyman. Marriage took Smith to Baltimore during the First World War, but in the early 1920s she returned to Philadelphia, where she lived at 1522 Catharine Street for most of her life. When interviewed in 1984, Smith was one of the oldest living members of Tindley Temple.

Interview Accession

2014oh183_gn035

Interviewee Name

Louise Smith

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1984-09-24

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Smith, Louise Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 24 Sep. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smith, L. (1984, September 24). 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.

Smith, Louise, interview by Charles Hardy, III. September 24, 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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