Audio Recording "One thing that I always thought that I was born with was a working mind."
About this Item
- "One thing that I always thought that I was born with was a working mind."
- Contributor Names
- Harrell, Eddie Lee (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Transportation
- - Truck drivers
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Work ethic
- - H & R Trucking (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with with Eddie Lee Harrell, owner, H&R Trucking.
- - Summary of audio segment: (More on Vernay Movers - how did you approach them for work?) A friend worked there; he always would tell Eddie when they needed extra people; just showed up one day and they assigned him a job. "One thing I always felt I was born with was a working mind. A lot of people don't have a working mind. A lot of people, if you tell them to do this, they'll do that and that's it, but a person with a working mind picks up what needs to be done and what he should be doing." "Guys would request that I go with them because we were a pretty good crew." They always sent guys out in groups of three and four, and afterwards you'd have a chance to socialize with them.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A012
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Harrell, Eddie Lee, and Susan Levitas. "One thing that I always thought that I was born with was a working mind.". -08-12, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003609/.
APA citation style:
Harrell, E. L. & Levitas, S. (1994) "One thing that I always thought that I was born with was a working mind.". -08-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003609/.
MLA citation style:
Harrell, Eddie Lee, and Susan Levitas. "One thing that I always thought that I was born with was a working mind.". -08-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003609/>.