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Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Richard Morris Mann
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Richard Morris Mann became a member of the Sterling Club in 1949. He owned a bar in the Rondo neighborhood that became a gathering place, and a nightclub outside of Rondo that featured live black music and catered mainly to college students. His bar business was directly impacted by World War II and the neighborhood’s economic shift after the war. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The economics and the business community of Rondo; creation of better employment opportunities for blacks during the war and the loss of that employment after the war; his grandfather's barber shop catering to rich white patrons; his own bar business in Rondo and nightclub outside of the neighborhood; the history of the Sterling Club, founded in 1919.
1 sound cassette
45 pages transcript
2 audio files
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:19:44 running time
Interviewer: Cavett, Kate
Interviewee: Mann, Richard Morris
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 110.19 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.22.19 (Accession Number)
Collection Finding Aid
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'