Interview with Hughsey Childs, October 23, 1984

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

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Interview Summary

Hughsey Childs (1899-1986), a migrant from Abbeville, South Carolina, to Philadelphia during the late 1910s, recalls in this 1984 oral history interview details from his work, faith, career, and family. Drawing from personal experiences laboring in cotton fields and factories, encountering racism on a daily basis, and helping to create a new church, Childs is able to evoke the atmosphere of the era by narrating the stories of his rich tapestry of a life, which while distinct, shares similarities with many African Americans? transitions during the years of the First Great Migration.

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2014oh157_gn009

Interviewee Name

Hughsey Childs

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1984-10-23

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Childs, Hughsey Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 23 Oct. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Childs, H. (1984, October 23). 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.

Childs, Hughsey, interview by Charles Hardy, III. October 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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