ERIC Number: ED201539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Recovering the Afro-American Historic Heritage of Philadelphia: Oral History Accounts.
Philadelphia School District, PA.
This publication contains the transcripts of the oral history interviews of Afro Americans in Philadelphia. This project involved eighth grade Afro American students at the William L. Sayre Junior High School in exploring the local history of their West Philadelphia community. As a second part of the project, oral histories were collected by eighth graders at the Phillis Wheatley Middle School in Boston, Massachusetts (see ED 195 451). To identify people to be interviewed, the students were involved in visiting historic buildings and landmarks associated with Philadelphia's Afro American history. The places of the field trips are listed. The ten persons interviewed, ranging in age from 44 to 83, included a retired cook, a mailman, a junior high school social studies teacher, a school principal, a mother and grandmother, a chauffeur, a businessman, a barber, a real estate person, and a newspaper reporter. Their recollections and stories can be useful in gaining understanding and feeling of the urban Afro American history and experience in Philadelphia during the 20th century. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Co., MA.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)