Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Kalleen Murray Boyd
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mary K. Boyd's parents settled in Saint Paul after attending traditional black colleges in the South. They raised her along with foster children and provided a home for extended family as well. Her father worked at the post office and was a professional musician. She participated in Tomorrow's Scientists and Technicians Club and the Junior Red Cross. She later served in the junior branch of the NAACP, eventually becoming its president. Boyd attended college in Arizona where she faced discrimination. She trained and worked for the civil rights movement and went on to an accomplished career as a school administrator. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Gaining insight of the village community in Africa that led her to believe she grew up in the Rondo village; the Rondo village landscape with the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and the churches; the Three-Fours Girls Club, a finishing school for girls in the village; being the object of discrimination at college in Arizona; work she did for the civil rights movement.
Quantity 1 sound cassette
73 pages transcript
1 audio files
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:42:18 running time
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kateleen Hope
Interviewee: Boyd, Mary Kalleen Murray
Made in Roseville, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Roseville, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 05/12/2004 - 08/16/2004
(Interviews conducted 5/12/2004 and 8/16/2004.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 110.4
Accession Number AV2007.22.4
More Info Collection Finding Aid
MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'

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