Our Gathering Places Oral History Project: Interview with James Griffin
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: James Griffin was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1917 and educated there as well. He attended West Virginia State College. He worked for the National Youth Administration. He began his career with the St. Paul police force in 1941 and served for many years. He also served one year of military duty in 1945. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family history; experiences growing up in St. Paul: neighborhood, schools, youth activities, discrimination, community centers and organizations; work history; Navy experiences; importance of connections and personal contacts within the community; how he became a policeman; unions; fire fighters; Affirmative Action; school board service; misconceptions held by black community about itself.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
47 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:32:52 running time
Creation Interviewee: Griffin, James Stafford
Interviewer: Murphy-Gnatz, Mary
Dates Creation: 07/30/1998
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 100
Accession Number AV2003.65.7
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Our Gathering Places Oral History Project'

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