Violet Douglas


Violet Douglas was born and raised as a blind child in Mecca, Indiana before getting married and relocating to Detroit, Michigan to look for work and a place to live. While raising her family through WWII and the depression, she held jobs at Kresges, Woolworths, an airplane factory, and Michigan Book Bindery. They needed small women to work in the military aircraft. She compares the difference between farm life and city life.

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  • Date Interviewed: Monday, 03 March 2014
  • Interviewer: Lisa Funk


Migration within U.S.

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Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #37


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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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