Daisy's Story

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Daisy's Story

 

Take a moment to hear Daisy Gary and her experience having some dinner guests (mp3, 337 KB, 1:08 min).

 

 

 Daisy remembers when her father allowed three white men who were new in town to stay at their home. They ate dinner together at the same table and they even slept in her brother's room with him.

Some time later when she was in town, Daisy saw one of the men who had stayed with them and she said "Hi, Charley," and he replied "Mista Charley." Daisy called him "Mista pile a slop!" She was outraged. Daisy was older than him and since he had grown up he treated her as if he was above her. He had acted as if her father wasn't the one who had taken him in, fed him, and treated him and the other men as if they were family.

From that point on whenever she seen him she would smile and say "Hi Charley" and he would say that she was "just evil."

Listen to the full interview or read the transcript to learn more about Daisy Gary's experiences.

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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