Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Norman Paul Lyght

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Titles Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Norman Paul Lyght
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mr. Lyght was born in Pennsylvania in 1913. His parents came to Minnesota in December of that year (to Lutsen via Duluth). He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1941 and his M.E.D. also from the U in 1951. He worked as an administrative assistant in the St. Paul school system. His father was Hosey Posey Lyght and his mother was Stella Jefferson Lyght. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Mr. Lyght discusses family history, his parents' migration to Lutsen, Minnesota and homestead experiences and early family life there. He also discusses relations with white neighbors, Indians, and black social and community life in Northern Minnesota.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
29 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:13:56 running time
Creation Interviewee: Lyght, Norman Paul
Interviewer: Taylor, David Vassar
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 06/25/1974
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 43.11 (Library Call Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Black History Project'


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