Interview with Ruth W. Hayre, June 7, 1984

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

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Ruth Wright Hayre (1910-1998), was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Philadelphia. She was the daughter and granddaughter of two of Philadelphia?s most prominent businessmen and civic leaders in the early 1900s. In her 1984 interview, Hayre talks about the lives of her father, Richard Robert Wright, Jr. (1878-1967), who moved to Philadelphia in his late twenties to continue his education, and her grandfather, Richard Robert Wright, Sr. (1853-1947), a former college president who came to Philadelphia in 1921 to start the Citizens and Southern Bank with his son, R.R. Wright, Jr. Like her father and grandfather, Hayre was an educational pioneer, as Philadelphia?s first African-American high school teacher and principal, and the first female head of the Philadelphia School Board.

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2014oh168_gn020

Interviewee Name

Ruth W. Hayre

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1984-06-07

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Hayre, Ruth W. Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 07 Jun. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hayre, R.W. (1984, June 07). 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.

Hayre, Ruth W., interview by Charles Hardy, III. June 07, 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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