Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Ione Brown

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Titles Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Ione Brown
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mrs. Brown was born in Alexandria, Minnesota in 1903 and was raised by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Hobson (?). SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Mrs. Brown recalls family history, particularly of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hobson. They migrated to Beloit, Wisconsin after the Chicago fire of 1871 and from there they moved to Alexandria, Minnesota, possibly during the 1890s. For years they were the only black family in Alexandria. Mr. Hobson was a barber and Mrs. Hobson was a laundress. Mrs. Brown discusses life in Alexandria as a black person, other communities of blacks near there and life in the black community in St. Paul/Minneapolis, where they lived later.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
11 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:26:21 running time
Creation Interviewee: Brown, Ione
Interviewer: Taylor, David Vassar
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/02/1974
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 43.4 (Library Call Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Black History Project'


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