Interview with Leon Grimes, July 21, 1983

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

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Interview Summary

Born in Palatka, Florida, Leon Grimes (1899-1985) was 13 years old when his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In his 1984 oral history interview, Grimes talked about his childhood in Palatka, his failure to complete school at Princess Anne Academy, his move to Philadelphia in 1923, his gambling and the sporting life of South Philadelphia, racial taunts, and the discrimination he faced while working for Horn and Hardart's restaurant.

Interview Accession

2014oh200_gn052

Interviewee Name

Leon Grimes

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1983-07-21

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Grimes, Leon Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 21 Jul. 1983. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Grimes, L. (1983, July 21). 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.

Grimes, Leon, interview by Charles Hardy, III. July 21, 1983, 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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