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Document Details


Title: Edward Nichols
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Minnesota Historical Society. Library
Collection: Duluth Lynchings Online
Description: Born 1900 in Tower, Minnesota, Nichols came to Duluth in 1916, worked in the steel plant and later operated a valet service and catering business for thirty-eight years. His parents, John Nichols and Nora O’Brian were pioneers who arrived in the area in 1884. At the time of the lynchings he was in Duluth visiting his brother. He relates his personal account of the tragic event and the tense days following.
URL: http://collections.mnhs.org/duluthlynchings/html/oraltext_edwardnichols.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Nichols, Edward, 1900-1987
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1900
Speaker place of birth: Tower, MN; Minnesota; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Document date: Undated
Locations discussed: Duluth, MN; Minnesota; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Duluth (Minn.); Duluth (Minn.)--History; Duluth, MN; Lynching--Duluth (Minn.); Minnesota; North America; Oral history; Race relations; United States
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0034110-37459