Interview with George Macon Madison, June 23, 1984

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

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Interview Summary

George Madison (b.1909), the son of a farmer, was born in Millers Tavern, Virginia. His family moved to Riverton, New Jersey then moved to Philadelphia after he graduated high school. There, Madison attended Temple University and competed on the track team, but was denied entry into the pre-med program because of his skin color. He worked as a domestic worker, a presser, and in the post office. He spent most of his life working for the post office, working as a clerk. Madison talked about these events and more in an interview recorded on June 23, 1984.

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2014oh205_gn057

Interviewee Name

George Macon Madison

Interviewer Name

Jacquie Carlisle

Interview Date

1984-06-23

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Madison, George Macon Interview by Jacquie Carlisle. 23 Jun. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Madison, G.M. (1984, June 23). Interview by J. Carlisle. Goin' North: Tales of the Great Migration Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Madison, George Macon, interview by Jacquie Carlisle. June 23, 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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