Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Gladys Versie Clemons Miller
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gladys Versie Clemons Miller cared for her elderly parents while her brothers worked to support the family. She worked in sales at downtown department stores and helped her husband get a position at the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant. She put her money into the family grocery store and belonged to social clubs in the community. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her family history and how they came to Minnesota; challenges working in sales at downtown department stores; employment challenges black men faced even with a college degree; investment in the family grocery store; belonging to social clubs and cooking for Cameo Social Club meetings; importance of the Pentecostal Church in her life; frustration and disappointment when the I-94 project left her family at a disadvantaged position with the loss of property.
Quantity
40 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kateleen Hope
Interviewer: Brandt, Sarah
Interviewer: Swan, Buelah Mae Vivian Baines
Interviewee: Miller, Gladys Versie Clemons
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/12/2003 - 02/23/2004
(Interviews conducted 3/12/2003 and 2/23/2004.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 110.22
Accession Number AV2007.22.22
More Info Collection Finding Aid
MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'

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