Terenz Goodwin oral history interview, 1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Goodwin, Terenz
Terenz Goodwin oral history interview
1968 (inclusive)
2 sound tape reels
Collection Number
4657 (Accession No. 4657-001)
Interview of a black professional baseball player who arrived in Seattle in 1922 and worked as a seaman, for Ben Paris restaurants, and for United Airlines
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Taped-recorded interviews conducted by Larry Gossett, May 15, 1968.

Mr. Goodwin talks about his experiences as a black, professional baseball player who arrived in Seattle in 1922. He worked as a seaman, for Ben Paris restaurants, and for United Airlines. The black popultion in general had jobs as bellhops, janitors, porters, etc., in the twenties, but lost a number of these jobs to Asians who worked for lower wages. Black pimps were the wealthiest blacks in the twenties. During WWII many of these people were able to stop pimping and get good paying jobs. A migration from the South began during WWII also for better paying jobs, in shipyards for instance. This migration included southern whites and blacks, about 3 to 1. Racial conflicts grew in Seattle as a result of this migration.

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Baseball--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Goodwin, Terenz--Archives