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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Pleasant Harrison
RLIN number: NXCP88-A155
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Black Women Oral History Project
Description: Family background; early employment; separation and marriage; importance of religion; occupational injury; difficulty in getting disability payments; night school education; encounters with racial prejudice; ideas on welfare and women's movement; hobbies and crafts; experiences building own house at age 46.
Extent: Transcript: 92 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Schlesinger Library for information. Original oral history held by: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Harrison, Pleasant, 1915-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker occupation: Civil servant
Age at speaking: 64
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Greenlee, Marcia M.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American women; African American women executives; African Americans--Civil rights; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Social conditions; North America; Oral history; Race relations--United States; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Harrison, Pleasant, 1915-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019405-14848