Audio Recordings "I think it's time for me to retire, I can go no further."
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- "I think it's time for me to retire, I can go no further."
- Contributor Names
- Jones, Leonard (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Leonard Jones, urban gardener, hardware store worker, motorcycle club member.
- - Summary of audio segment: After fourteen years at the wire plant, they brought in a man and told me to break him as the foreman and I said after it took me all these years, you want me to train him to tell me? So, I retired. No matter what I did, I could go no further. That was 1967; thought maybe since he was black he wouldn't qualify. "I decided to keep my knowledge with me." If they weren't going to drain my knowledge to control me that would be different; it's like showing the enemy how he can catch you. I got tired of working seven days a week anyway. "I gave them the best years of my life, that's why I felt hurt."
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A017
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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