Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jones, Leonard
Levitas, Susan
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Ethnography
Interviews
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Work Ethic
Title
"The supervisors and foreman wanted to act like God."
Contributor Names
Jones, Leonard (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-19
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work ethic
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Leonard Jones, urban gardener, hardware store worker, motorcycle club member.
-  Summary of audio segment: Walked a mile-and-a-half there in a bad snowstorm when no one could make it in and ran those machines with three other guys for twenty-four hours. Four men ran that whole shop, we never let the machines down. Then one of the guys came in late two days later and they gave him a warning, no thanks for the hard work. The supervisors wanted to act like God. I don't think it was the company, just the ones that ran the company.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A017
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.sla01708


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