Audio Recordings "One thing that I always thought that I was born with was a working mind."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Harrell, Eddie Lee
Levitas, Susan
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
H & R Trucking (Paterson, N.J.)
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Truck Drivers
Work Ethic
"One thing that I always thought that I was born with was a working mind."
Contributor Names
Harrell, Eddie Lee (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Transportation
-  Truck drivers
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work ethic
-  H & R Trucking (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with with Eddie Lee Harrell, owner, H&R Trucking.
-  Summary of audio segment: (More on Vernay Movers - how did you approach them for work?) A friend worked there; he always would tell Eddie when they needed extra people; just showed up one day and they assigned him a job. "One thing I always felt I was born with was a working mind. A lot of people don't have a working mind. A lot of people, if you tell them to do this, they'll do that and that's it, but a person with a working mind picks up what needs to be done and what he should be doing." "Guys would request that I go with them because we were a pretty good crew." They always sent guys out in groups of three and four, and afterwards you'd have a chance to socialize with them.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A012
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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