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Oral history interview with Nettie Sherman

Repository: Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota History Center

Collection Description (Extant): Sherman discusses her education and early life, her work in radio in Minneapolis and Chicago, her nightclub in St. Paul and the notable people she has met, and her views on racial discrimination and intermarriage.

Nettie Brown Hayes Sherman was born in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, May 20, 1900. She worked in radio and sang in various clubs in the Twin Cities. Sherman died on March 31, 1986.

Collection URL: http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/P6M7J6PSKYQHQCGRTG8NUU5R7YC4QMBP29UKH6CDDS6ILN4RPA-02461?func=full-set-set&set_number=245606&set_entry=000004&format=999 External Link

Date(s): 1974-09-17

Existing IDs: OH 78

Extent: 2 sound cassettes (60 min. each), transcript : 21 leaves ; 28 cm.

Finding Aid: An interview description sheet is available in the repository, filed in the oral history notebooks as OH 78.

Language: English

Interviewees: Nettie Sherman

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American entertainers
African American radio broadcasters
African Americans--Illinois
African Americans--Minnesota
Interracial marriage
Race discrimination

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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