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Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Nellie Stone Johnson

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Titles Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Nellie Stone Johnson
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mrs. Johnson was born December 17, 1905 two miles from Lakeview, Minnesota on a farm owned by her father. Her father, William R. Allen, was born in Dalton, Missouri on May 7, 1880, and her mother, Gladys Foree, was born in Rising Sun, Indiana in 1881. Her parents came individually to Minnesota and were married in Minneapolis. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Mrs. Johnson was the founder and organizer of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees International Union, Local 665. Her father was active in the Farmer/Labor Party and she joined the party as early as 1924. She was the first black and woman vice-president of the Minneapolis Culinary Council. She also discusses blacks in the union movement.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
20 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:47:32 running time
Creation Interviewee: Johnson, Nellie Stone
Interviewer: Taylor, David Vassar
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/15/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 43.10 (Library Call Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Black History Project'


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