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Johnson / Moving

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Interviewer: You said in the early thirties. So, you would have been four or five? Johnson: Something like that, maybe not quite that old. As I recall, I think around twenty-nine, there was epidemic somewhere in the area and I think my grandfather and sister died but it was things I don’t—only heard about later and it was not too important to me at the time. I didn’t record too much of it, but bits and pieces and I also think that it was the beginning of the Depression and, of course, a lot of things went haywire. So, they moved back to Rockdale and before too long, as I recall, they moved to Houston and he started working at a wholesale company.

Interview Interview with James E. Johnson
Subjects Family › Family Histories and Traditions
Family › Extended Family Networks
Family › Childhood Experiences
Historic Periods › Jim Crow Period
Oral Tradition › Oral Tradition of the Great Depression
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Interview date 2015-07-21
Interview source CRBB Summer 2015
Interviewees Johnson, James E.
Interviewers Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Bynum, Katherine
Duration 00:01:15
Citation "Moving ," from James E. Johnson oral history interview with Moisés Acuña-Gurrola and Katherine Bynum,  July 21, 2015, Prairie View, TX , Civil Rights in Black and Brown Interview Database,, accessed December 01, 2020