Interview with Crosby Brittenum, March 20, 1984

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

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Interview Summary

A native of Arkansas, Crosby Brittenum (b. 1899) was working as a waiter in Saint Louis when a step-uncle paid for his ticket to Philadelphia in 1920 so that he could read for him. There he did hotel work and then worked as a barber for more than 50 years. In his 1984 interview, Brittenum talked about his early life in Arkansas, his first impressions of Philadelphia and misconceptions of race and ethnicity, and how he would return to Broad Street Station to watch the arrival of hundreds of southern migrants.

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2014oh154_gn006

Interviewee Name

Crosby Brittenum

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1984-03-20

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Brittenum, Crosby Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 20 Mar. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brittenum, C. (1984, March 20). 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.

Brittenum, Crosby, interview by Charles Hardy, III. March 20, 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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