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Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Don Gaugh Wilson
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Don Gaugh Wilson was seventy-four years old at the time of the interview and a recent widower with three offspring. He had been married for fifty-five years and retired at the age of fifty-eight in 1987. He grew up as a foster child; his foster mother Mrs. Josephine influenced him very much, teaching him how to take care of himself. He had a successful career as a boxer but later moved on to menial jobs and then worked for Honeywell, where he earned the Tempo Award for work achievement. In the 1970s he did management seminars called Minority Group Dynamics, helping government agencies address issues of "colorism". SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Experience of growing up as a foster child in the Rondo neighborhood; people who have influenced him and inspired him to succeed; darker side of Rondo neighborhood and its affect on his adult life; his decision to distance from the community; his feelings for his wife and his gratitude for the support she gave him during his fifty-five years of marriage; inspiration he found in studying Islam.
2 sound cassette
66 pages transcript
3 audio files
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
02:04:53 running time
Interviewer: Cavett, Kate
Interviewer: Shifferd, Kent
Interviewee: Wilson, Don Gaugh
Made in: Solon Springs, Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 110.33 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.22.33 (Accession Number)
Collection Finding Aid
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'