Maxine Early is interviewed by Marygrove student Crystal Christian about her family's migration to Detroit in the early 1940s. Ms. Early's father moved to Detroit to find a job so he could support his family. About a year later he sent train tickets to his wife and children in Mississippi and they joined him in Detroit. Growing up, Ms. Early's house was a hub for extended family members who used it as a temporary residence after coming from the south to Detroit. In the south, the migrants said, people are "warmer" and friendlier; in the north, teachers assumed the children were behind in their work because they were from the "country" and held them back a grade.
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- Date Interviewed: Thursday, 23 February 2012
- Interviewer: Crystal Christian
Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #29
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Christian, C. (Interviewer) & Early, M. (Interviewee). (2012). Maxine Early: Migration within the U.S. [Interview transcript]. Retrieved from the Novak Archive at Marygrove College: https://www.marygrove.edu/detroit-journeys