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Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Yusef Mgeni
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Yusef Mgeni was born in 1948. He was raised in the Rondo neighborhood as Charlie Anderson. His family has a rich history as civic and community leaders. He was influenced by the national figures that visited Minnesota and his experience reading his grandfather's extensive library of black authors. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: St. Paul's black history; family's rich history as civic and community leaders; strength of the community and its oral tradition that kept Saint Paul blacks connected to black communities around the country; the resistance from the community to I-94 being built; the devastating effect of the freeway dividing the community.
2 sound cassette
73 pages transcript
3 audio files
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:32:02 running time
Interviewer: Cavett, Kate
Interviewer: Bonkowske, Christina
Interviewee: Mgeni, Yusef
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Creation: 03/21/2003 - 04/26/2004 (Interviews conducted 3/21/2003 and 4/26/2004.)
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 110.21 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.22.21 (Accession Number)
Collection Finding Aid
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'