Interview with Isadore Maximilian Martin, Jr., February 24, 1987

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

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Interview Summary

In these 1984 and 1987 interviews with I. Maximilian Martin Jr (1910-1992) he recounts how his family migrated from Enfield, North Carolina, in 1913. Isadore Martin Sr. chose the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, because he thought the North would offer the Martin family more opportunities for success. Martin Sr. wanted better chances for his children in education, and he desired to escape the rampant Jim Crow segregation and discrimination in the South. Martin Sr. put down roots in Philadelphia, where his children, especially I. Max Martin Jr., obtained a quality education. Martin Sr. and Jr. worked with the N.A.A.C.P. to improve the conditions for Philadelphia?s native and southern African American population.

Interview Accession

2014oh176_gn028

Interviewee Name

Isadore Maximilian Martin, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1987-02-24

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Martin, Isadore Maximilian, Jr. Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 24 Feb. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Martin, I.M., Jr. (1987, February 24). 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.

Martin, Isadore Maximilian, Jr., interview by Charles Hardy, III. February 24, 1987, 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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