Earnest Stamps

Roslyn Smith


Earnest Stamps, a retired pharmacist, details his migration from Atlanta to Detroit and the opportunities presented by the move north. Stamps also speaks about his life once he arrived in Detroit. He speaks about the hard times for his family, going into foster care, and the Marcus Garvey Movement.

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Migration within U.S

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Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #5


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Scher, D. (Interviewer) & Stamps. E. (Interviewee). (2006). Earnest Stamps: Migration within the U.S. [Interview transcript].  Retrieved from the Novak Archive at Marygrove College: http://detroitjourneys.marygrove.edu

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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