Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Richard Morris Mann

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Titles Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Richard Morris Mann
Description 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.
Quantity 1 sound cassette
45 pages transcript
2 audio files
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:19:44 running time
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kate
Interviewee: Mann, Richard Morris
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 05/07/2004
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 110.19 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.22.19 (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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