Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Lilly Lindo]
TEXT OF INTERVIEW (UNEDITED)
STATE New York
NAME OF WORKER Vivian Morris
ADDRESS 225 West 130th Street
DATE July 14, 1939
Lilly Lindo, one of the Apollo Theatre dancing girls, isn't as happy as she looks when she trips out on the stage four times each day, seven days a week. In between shows and after the last show at night she rehearses for the next week's bill. —-
“I been doin' this for goin' on two years now, hopin' an' whishin' that some day I'll get a break an' be sumbody. I want t'see mah name in 'lectric lights an' in alla newspapers. — I knows I'm black, an' I knows black folks has gotta go a long ways befo' they arrive. But I got one thing in th' back a this head a mine, an' that is 'Color Can't Conquer Courage'. I'm gonna be a Florence Mills. ——— Does you remember her, Miss?