Interview with Marie Mathis, June 4, 1984

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

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Marie Mathis (July 28, 1910 - February 28, 2005) was born in Greenwood, South Carolina, to parents William and Sina Mathis. Originally residing on a farm and helping her parents with sharecropping, Mathis and her family moved north in the early 1920s. The Mathis family first lived in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, before moving to Philadelphia about three years later. In Philadelphia, Marie Mathis then, at the age of sixteen, dropped out of school to help support her family. Rather than do domestic work, Marie Mathis found employment in tobacco factories for nine years. She then worked in clothing factories until her retirement.

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2014oh207_gn059

Interviewee Name

Marie Mathis

Interviewer Name

Harriet Garrett

Interview Date

1984-06-04

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Mathis, Marie Interview by Harriet Garrett. 04 Jun. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Mathis, M. (1984, June 04). Interview by H. Garrett. Goin' North: Tales of the Great Migration Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Mathis, Marie, interview by Harriet Garrett. June 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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