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Interviewee: James Goodman
Interviewer: Ora Sanders
OS: This is Ora Sanders and I am beginning another interview with Mrs. Gladys Goodman’s
husband, James Goodman. I think he have a different view of how slavery was, which you know
neither one of these people have been in slavery but they can give me some kind of idea about
what happened as they were coming up. Okay, how old are you now?
JG: Sixty eight ( unclear)
OS: Okay, uh, what is your, what is your name?
JG: James Goodman.
OS: Okay, where, where and what town did you live in?
JG: Where I live now ( unclear response)
OS: Okay, where did you live before you came to Cleveland, have you lived in Cleveland all of
JG: I was born in ( inaudible) Hospital (??)
OS: Okay, so now you live in Cleveland. Okay how many children did you have?
JG: I ain't got nan, I got one adopted (??) child Melvin Goodman.
OS: Okay, uh, are all the, uh is that child by your wife?
JG: Naw, he's adopted child.
OS: Okay, do you have any grandparents living?
JG: My mother, my mother's living.
OS: Is that all?
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