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Way Up North in LouisvilleAfrican American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970$
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Luther Adams

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834220

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807899434_adams

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Headed for Louisville: African American Migration Within the South

Headed for Louisville: African American Migration Within the South

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(p.13) 1 Headed for Louisville: African American Migration Within the South
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Way Up North in Louisville
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Luther Adams

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807899434_adams.5

This chapter focuses on James Wright, the son of sharecroppers and the grandchild of slaves. Seventeen and recently married, he struggled to find a job—like so many other Americans in 1936. While his wife Gladys worked as a cook in a white home, James alternately cut corn, worked at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, and washed cars at the local Chevrolet dealership in an attempt to make ends meet. Of the latter job he recalled, “You worked like a dog” and the owners, Henry and George Page, “called you nigger.” Over the next few years Wright made no less than three trips to Louisville to find work but returned to Russellville each time without success.

Keywords:   James Wright, sharecroppers, slaves, Civilian Conservation Corps, Chevrolet dealership, Louisville, Russellville

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