Marie Teasley was born on October 1, 1926. She grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. In this interview Marie recalls memories of her mother who immigrated from St. George's, Bermuda, and her father who migrated from Hannibal to Ann Arbor, Michigan and then to the Detroit area. Marie speaks fondly of growing up in Hannibal. She recounts the story of her father owning the Hannibal Registrar, the only African American newspaper in town. Marie describes how the family transitioned the business from Hannibal to the Detroit area. At the age of 9 she was dubbed "reporter" for the Registrar by her father, inspiring a life-long career in journalism that culminated in her position as Women's Editor for the Michigan Chronicle.
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- Date Interviewed: Friday, 24 February 2012
- Interviewer: Harriet Helena Scott
Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #32
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Scott, H.H. (Interviewer) & Teasley, M. (Interviewee). (2012). Marie Teasley: Migration within the U.S. [Interview transcript]. Retrieved from the Novak Archive at Marygrove College: http://detroitjourneys.marygrove.edu