Interview with Charles Vance, March 4, 1984

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

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Interview Summary

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Charles Vance (1902-1988) was just nine when his mother died and his father relocated the family to Whistler, Alabama. Unable to support his family earning two dollars a day, Vance?s father moved North in 1917. Vance?s father told Charles not to follow and that he would send for him. The next day, Vance, then just fifteen years old, struck out on his own and spent the next six years working in the coke ovens, levee camps, and railroad track crews in the South before making his own way to Philadelphia in 1923.

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2014oh187_gn039

Interviewee Name

Charles Vance

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1984-03-04

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Vance, Charles Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 04 Mar. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Vance, C. (1984, March 04). 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.

Vance, Charles, interview by Charles Hardy, III. March 04, 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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