Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with James Stafford Griffin
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: James Stafford Griffin was born at 587 Rondo. He grew up in this racially integrated neighborhood in the 1920s. His father was a dining car waiter for the Northern Pacific. He went to college in West Virginia and later worked for the Saint Paul Police Department. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up in the Rondo; difference between a railroad employee and a Pullman car employee; experiencing discrimination of "Jim Crow" life while traveling to West Virginia; history of blacks in the St. Paul Police Department from the 1930s; discrimination he faced in applying for employment. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: This is a portion of an oral history interview done for the Saint Paul Police Department.
38 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kateleen Hope
Interviewer: Biewen, John
Interviewee: Griffin, James S. (James Stafford)
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 1997 - 05/11/1998
(Interviews conducted 5/1/1998 and 5/11/1998; radio interview from 1997.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 110.14
Accession Number AV2007.22.14
More Info Collection Finding Aid
MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'

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