The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Interview with Fannie Mae Duncan
Repository: Pikes Peak Library District. Special Collections
Collection Description (Extant): Interview with Fannie Mae Duncan, Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Brenda Hawley and Norman Sams. Mrs. Duncan was born Fannie Mae Bragg, July 5, 1918 in Luther, Oklahoma. She moved to Colorado Springs with her mother and six siblings November 1933. Topics include early life in Colorado Springs; her business venture running a cafe and bar called the Cotton Club in Colorado Springs from 1948 to 1975; racial segregation in Colorado Springs; mixing of races at her business, whose slogan was "Everybody Welcome." Mrs. Duncan died September 13, 2005 in Denver.
Access Copy Note: Audio recording and transcript available at Pikes Peak Library District, Special Collection.
Condition Note: No known condition problems
Digital Status: Yes
Existing IDs: OH-IV-21
Extent: 1 sound tape reel 7 in.; transcript
Finding Aid: No
Related Archival Items: Documentary film "Everybody Welcome: Fannie Mae Duncan and the Cotton Club" available at Pikes Peak Library District, Special Collections; Photographs of Fannie Mae Duncan and the Cotton Club, made by Lew Tilley, 1953-1955, available at Pikes Peak Library District, Special Collections
Interviewees: Fannie Mae Duncan
Rights (Extant): The collection is open to the public. However, the researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy and copyright that may be involved in the use of this collection.
African American businesspeople
African American women--Political activity
African Americans--Civil rights--Colorado