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Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Melvin T. Henderson
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mel Henderson grew up in the Rondo neighborhood. His father worked as Pullman porter and his grandparents had a farm in Hugo, Minnesota. It was a tightly knit community and the police beat officer looked after the neighborhood children. He became a star athlete at Central High School and went on to attend the University of Minnesota on an athletic scholarship. He retired after serving as Dean at the Metropolitan State University. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Memories of growing up in the Rondo community; learning to be a strong athlete; influence of The Emeralds, a rock-and-roll singing group, after junior high school; significance of his church, St. James AME Methodist Church, and its music in his life.
1 sound cassette
62 pages transcript
2 audio files
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:11:58 running time
Interviewer: Cavett, Kate
Interviewer: Zielinski, Kimberly K.
Interviewee: Henderson, Melvin T.
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 110.16 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.22.16 (Accession Number)
Collection Finding Aid
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'