Daisy Gary

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Marygrove College student Danielle Washington interviews her great-grandmother, Daisy Gary, about her experiences moving to Detroit. Daisy Gary was born in Arkansas, later moved to Houston, Texas, and finally arrived in Detroit in 1945. Gary then details her life since the migration.

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  • Date Interviewed: Tuesday, 14 March 2006
  • Interviewer: Danielle Washington


Migration within U.S.

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Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #4


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Washington, D. (Interviewer) & Gary, D. (Interviewee). (2006). Daisy Gary: Migration within the U.S. [Interview transcript]. Retrieved from the Novak Archive at Marygrove College: https://www.marygrove.edu/detroit-journeys

Detroit Journeys Collection

Detroit Journeys Collection

The Detroit Journeys Collection features interviews focusing on the experiences of individuals migrating within the U.S. or from outside the U.S. to Detroit, Michigan.

Experiences Collection

Experiences Collection

The Experiences Collection features two sections. The first section includes interviews with women from Bennett College who participated in the Woolworth's Lunch Counter civil rights demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina. The second section includes interviews with migrant workers from Homestead, Florida.

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