Interview with Joseph A. Marshall, May 22, 1986

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

Interview Summary

A self-described ?Old Philadelphian,? Joseph A. Marshall (1901-1990) was born and raised in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. In 1923, he joined Engine Company No. 11, located at 1016 South Street, the only firehouse to employ African Americans until desegregation of the Philadelphia Fire Department in 1952. Marshall served the fire department for twenty-three years before retiring in 1946. In 1974, he published "Leather Lungs," a short history of Engine Company No. 11 and his own career in the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Interview Accession

2014oh206_gn058

Interviewee Name

Joseph A. Marshall

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy

Interview Date

1986-05-22

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Marshall, Joseph A. Interview by Charles Hardy. 22 May. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Marshall, J.A. (1986, May 22). Interview by C. Hardy. Goin' North: Tales of the Great Migration Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Marshall, Joseph A., interview by Charles Hardy. May 22, 1986, 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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