Audio Recordings "There were buses but they didn't pull so good."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jiggetts, George
Jiggetts, Martha
Levitas, Susan
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Jiggetts Transportation (Paterson, N.J.)
Oral History
Sound Recordings
"There were buses but they didn't pull so good."
Contributor Names
Jiggetts, George (Narrator)
Jiggetts, Martha (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Transportation
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Jiggetts Transportation (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with George and Martha Jiggetts, owners, Jiggetts Transportation.
-  Summary of audio segment: The only other way to get around town was buses, but they wouldn't pull so good. If it was raining hard they wouldn't run. Leaving from Wright's we'd have to get out and walk up, so a lot of people were buying cars. To go to Passaic was a dollar and a quarter, now it costs seventeen dollars. Then, they got a place on 28 Governor Street and were working strictly taxis; had eight to twelve guys working for him. Had the taxis painted blue with gold letters; radios came in in the 1950s.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A016
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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