Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Ethel Ray Nance

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Titles Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Ethel Ray Nance
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ethel Ray Nance was born April 13, 1899 in Duluth, Minnesota. She has been the assistant head resident of the Phyllis Wheatley House (1920s), the first black policewoman in Minneapolis (1926), the first black stenographer in the Minnesota legislature, a member of the Minnesota Negro Council and an associate editor (with Cecil Newman) of the Timely Digest. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Mrs. Nance discusses her family background, the Duluth black community in the early 1900s, the 1920 lynchings in Duluth, the Moose Lake Fire Relief Commission (1918) and her work experiences.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
42 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:26:40 running time
Creation Interviewee: Nance, Ethel Ray
Interviewer: Taylor, David Vassar
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 05/25/1974
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 43.16 (Library Call Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Black History Project'


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