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Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Gloria Ellen Gilbreath Wilson
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: At the time of the interview Gloria Gilbreath had lived most of her seventy-seven years in one little oblong from Dale Street to Chatsworth and from St. Anthony to Iglehart. Her father worked as redcap at the Union Depot for forty-one years and her mother, a trained beautician, worked mostly as a matron at Donaldson, a manufacturing company. She grew up in the Rondo community and loved to play basketball and dance. Gloria began working as a matron at the downtown train depot at age thirty-one and had her family's home taken away to make way for a bridge to be built over the freeway. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her philosophy dealing with experiences of racism as a child; landscape of Rondo and the community she grew up in; her enthusiasm for basketball and dance; her work at the downtown train depot as a matron; change in the community after World War II and with the construction of the freeway.
1 sound cassette
48 pages transcript
2 audio files
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:33:55 running time
Interviewer: Cavett, Kate
Interviewer: Heiss, Bettina
Interviewee: Wilson, Gloria Ellen Gilbreath
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 110.34 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.22.34 (Accession Number)
Collection Finding Aid
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'