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Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Ethel Ray Nance
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ethel Ray Nance was born April 13, 1899 in Duluth, Minnesota. She has been the assistant head resident of the Phyllis Wheatley House (1920s), the first black policewoman in Minneapolis (1926), the first black stenographer in the Minnesota legislature, a member of the Minnesota Negro Council and an associate editor (with Cecil Newman) of the Timely Digest. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Mrs. Nance discusses her family background, the Duluth black community in the early 1900s, the 1920 lynchings in Duluth, the Moose Lake Fire Relief Commission (1918) and her work experiences.
1.5 hours sound cassette
42 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:26:40 running time
Interviewee: Nance, Ethel Ray
Interviewer: Taylor, David Vassar
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 43.16 (Library Call Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Black History Project'