Our Gathering Places Oral History Project: Interview with Lorraine Tate and Jeffrey Tate
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lorraine Tate and her son, Jeffrey, were both born and raised in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Her grandfather was a horse trader who moved to Fergus Falls with his wife, followed by other family members. In the late 1970s the family moved to Minneapolis. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: How their family came to be in Fergus Falls; jobs available; work as aide and nurse; father’s work as horse trader; churches: Baptist, Seventh-day Adventist, Catholic; staying behind when other blacks moved on; church events; Scandinavian country; personal experiences as one of only a few blacks in the area; experiences with the white community; trips to Twin Cities; move to Twin Cities in 1979; segregation in Fergus Falls; family history; churches attended: Baptist, Methodist and Covenant; high school socializing opportunities; social activities at home; internal and external pressures to stay separate; family members' experiences in both white and black army units.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
10 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:27:21 running time
Creation Interviewee: Tate, Jeffrey
Interviewee: Tate, Lorraine
Interviewer: Morehouse, Kari
Dates Creation: 12/10/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 100
Accession Number AV2003.65.17
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Our Gathering Places Oral History Project'

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