Group oral history discussion on African American migration from Cuthbert, GA to Easton, PA

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Title

Group oral history discussion on African American migration from Cuthbert, GA to Easton, PA

Interviewer(s)

Lillian June Robinson and Charlotte Nunes

Interviewee(s)

William Houston, Elizabeth Houston, Katherine Benton, Irene Gilbert, Fulton Thornton

Date

2019-01-26

Location of interview

Easton Area Public Library

Description

During this group interview, participants detailed their families' connections with Cuthbert, GA, a rural town where many Black families in Easton, PA have roots. Participants discussed what brought their families to the Lehigh Valley, including economic opportunities at Bethlehem Steel and in the textile industry. They recalled the contrasts in culture between Easton and Cuthbert, experiences of discrimination in both towns, and how they experienced Civil Rights Era struggles. They also discussed the impacts of "urban renewal" during the 1960s on Black neighborhoods in Easton.

Rights

CC BY-NC 4.0

Item sets

Katherine Benton EAPL_20190126_AuditedTranscript.pdf EAPL_20190126.mp3

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