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Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson, November 9, 1972

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Creator:Nelson, George
Creator:Nelson, George, Mrs.
Title:Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson, November 9, 1972
Date:1972 Nov. 9
Description:

Oral history interview with Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson of Pendleton, Oregon.

TAPE 1, SIDE A: 0 - 3 He tells why he moved to Pendleton. Family background. Black churches in LaGrande and Walla Walla. 4 - 9 Establishing a black church in Pendleton in 1949. No black organizations outside of the church except for the NAACP. 9 - 13 Black population in Pendleton is quite small. Blacks live all over town. Job opportunities. 13 - 18 Many blacks owned their own places. Many came out in the late 40's and early 50's. Other black families. 18 - 26 Black businesses. Entertainment. Athletics. The rodeo. 26 - 28 Black cowboys in the rodeo. 28 - 30 Black government workers. TAPE 1, SIDE B: 0 - 4 Black newspapers. Discussion about what blacks call themselves. Transient black workers. Gandy-dancers. 4 - 8 Travelling in the area. Blacks she knows in surrounding area. Families in town. 8 - 9 Unintelligible.

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Types:Sound
Subjects:Nelson, George | Nelson, George, Mrs. | Oral history--United States | African Americans--Oregon--Pendleton | Family--History | Churches--Oregon--La Grande | Churches--Washington (State)--Walla Walla | African American churches--Oregon--La Grande | African American churches--Washington (State)--Walla Walla | Churches--Oregon--Pendleton | African American churches--Oregon--Pendleton | African Americans--Religion | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Clubs--Oregon--Pendleton | Societies--Oregon--Pendleton | African Americans--Societies, etc. | African Americans--Civil rights--Oregon--Pendleton | Civil rights--Oregon--Pendleton | African Americans--Employment | Discrimination in employment--Oregon--Pendleton | Job vacancies--Oregon--Pendleton | African American business enterprises--Oregon--Pendleton | Business enterprises--Oregon--Pendleton | African American businesspeople--Oregon--Pendleton | Businesspeople--Oregon--Pendleton | Housing--Oregon--Pendleton | African Americans--Housing--Oregon--Pendleton | Dwellings--Oregon--Pendleton | African Americans--Dwellings--Oregon--Pendleton | African American neighborhoods--Oregon--Pendleton | Ethnic neighborhoods--Oregon--Pendleton | Neighborhood--Oregon--Pendleton | Community life--Oregon--Pendleton | Civic leaders--Oregon--Pendleton | African American civic leaders--Oregon--Pendleton | Home ownership--Oregon--Pendleton | African American cowboys--Oregon | Cowboys--Oregon | Rodeo performers--Oregon | African American rodeo performers--Oregon | Rodeos--Oregon | African Americans--Recreation | Recreation--Oregon--Pendleton | Entertainment events--Oregon--Pendleton | African American entertainers--Oregon--Pendleton | Entertainers--Oregon--Pendleton | Sports--Oregon--Pendleton | African Americans--Sports | African American athletes--Oregon--Pendleton | Athletes--Oregon--Pendleton | Athletics--Oregon--Pendleton | Government employees | Pendleton (Or.)--Officials and employees | Newspapers | African American newspapers--Oregon--Pendleton | Migrant labor--Oregon | Migrant labor--United States | Railroad construction workers--Oregon | Railroads--Employees | Travel | Oregon--Description and travel | African Americans--Travel--Oregon | African American families--Oregon--Pendleton | Pendleton (Or.) | Umatilla County (Or.) | La Grande (Or.) | Union County (Or.) | Walla Walla (Wash.)
Collection:Black Oral History Collection
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Washington State University. Library. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Online Publisher:[Spokane, Wash.] : Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries | 2002
Original Material:

Black Oral History Interviews, 1972-1974, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University

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For permission to publish, please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (509) 335 - 6691.

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Forms part of online collection: Black Oral History Interviews Collection.

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