An oral history interview of Pastor Sam Moore by Marygrove College student Keena Arrington is featured in one of the library’s newest reference books: “The Great Migration North: 1910-1970.” Keena took a psychology course taught by Dr. Dena Scher in which every student had to conduct an interview of someone in their community. Little did she know that her interview would end up published in a book!
“The Great Migration North: 1910-1970” was written by Laurie Lanzen Harris. Here’s a description from the publisher’s website:
This book explains the social and economic factors that drove the African-American exodus out of the rural South to the industrial cities of the North during the first half of the twentieth century. The book also details the transformative impact of this migration on U.S. industry, culture, and race relations, as well as the daily experiences of the men, women, and children who built new lives for themselves in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, and other cities of the North. Finally, it explains how this multi-generational flight from oppression to opportunity changed the internal dynamics of African-American families and communities across America.”
Here’s a link to the book in the Marygrove library catalog: http://catalog.dalnet.lib.mi.us/ipac20/ipac.jsp?term=9780780811867+&image.x=0&image.y=0&menu=search&aspect=power&profile=marygrove&limitbox_1=LO01+%3D+lo_mglib&ri=1&index=.ISBN
And here’s a link to Keena’s interview of Pastor Moore at the John Novak Digital Interview Collection, where you can listen to the audio and read the transcript: http://research.marygrove.edu/novakinterviews/migration/sam_moore.html.