John Flynn (Pseudonym)

Title

John Flynn (Pseudonym)

Description

Born in the tough Irish-American neighborhood of Grays Ferry, John Flynn learned how to fight at a young age, started to work full time at the age of 14, and soon was part of a gang that hung out in Philadelphia's infamous Tenderloin District on the north side of Center City. During the labor wars of the Great Depression, Flynn was a union organizer for Teamsters Local 107 and worked as a longshoreman, circular distributor, and in other jobs.

Identifier

2017oh236_irw004

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

John Flynn (Pseudonym)

Sort Priority

0015

Interview Keyword

Families.
Childhood
Gangs
Labor organizers
Longshoremen
Tenderloin District (Philadelphia, Pa)
Brothels
Murder
Gang fights

Indexed By

Enrique Metado Sosa

Files

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Citation

“John Flynn (Pseudonym),” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/825.