Shorefront Center
Mollie Davis
May 06, 2020

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Narrator: Mollie Davis

Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson

Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center

Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —

Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life Women

Description: Mollie Davis is a resident of Evanston resident. She worked as a dispatcher for her mother’s taxi business. Her mother, known as “Peaches”, is understood to be the first female licensed Taxi driver in the state of Illinois. Men employed under the business broke from her and started as many as 7 competing taxi services including West Side Taxi, Better Cab, Best Cab, Flash Cab. Mollie’s son (see Carl Davis) has his own transportation business. This recording was part of the “Through The Eyes of Us” series.

Date Original: July 23, 1997

Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|

Coverage Temporal: 1950s - 1990s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

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