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Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Polletta Vera Leonard Webster
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mrs. Webster was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 11, 1909 (but registered February 15, 1909). Her parents were David Oscar Leonard of Racine, Wisconsin (born in 1886) and Mattie McIntosh of Minneapolis, Minnesota (born in 1887). SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Mrs. Webster recalls family history, including of her great-grandparents, who lived in Mendota, Dakota County, Minnesota as early as 1860. She also discusses the early black community in Minneapolis, including about social clubs, lodges, churches, businesses and old families.
1.5 hours sound cassette
20 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:35:33 running time
Interviewee: Webster, Polletta Vera Leonard
Interviewer: Taylor, David Vassar
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 43.30 (Library Call Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Black History Project'