Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Willie Lee Frelix

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Titles Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Willie Lee Frelix
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Eighty-nine year old Willie Frelix worked as a Pullman porter and later as a construction worker. Working as a Pullman porter, he traveled to many places in America and loved his job of supporting the soldiers during World War II. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Experience of working as a Pullman porter; facing discrimination and the disrespect he received from the Pullman Company; comparing Saint Paul with life in the South; he also communicates his commitment to not being physically abused by a white person.
Quantity 1 sound cassette
47 pages transcript
2 audio files
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:18:19 running time
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kate
Interviewee: Frelix, Willie Lee
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/20/2004
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 110.11 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.22.11 (Accession Number)
More Info Collection Finding Aid
MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'


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