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Document Details


Title: Ethel Ray Nance
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Minnesota Historical Society. Library
Collection: Duluth Lynchings Online
Description: Ethel Ray Nance was born April 13, 1899 in Duluth, Minnesota. She was the assistant head resident of the Phyllis Wheatley House, the first black policewoman in Minneapolis, the first black stenographer in the Minnesota legislature, a member of the Minnesota Negro Council and an associate editor of the Timely Digest. At the time of the lynchings Ms. Nance was living in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Here she discusses her reaction to the news of the lynchings and those of other residents of Moose Lake, as well as the establishment of an NAACP branch in Duluth.
URL: http://collections.mnhs.org/duluthlynchings/html/oraltext_nance.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Nance, Ethel Ray, 1899-1992
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 13-Apr-1899
Speaker place of birth: Duluth, MN; Minnesota; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Age at speaking: 75
Document date: 24-May-1974
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: OHI0034111-37460