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Raymond Johnson, March 3, 1974

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Creator:Johnson, Raymond, 1925-
Title:Raymond Johnson, March 3, 1974
Date:1974 Mar. 3

Oral history interview with Raymond Johnson of Missoula, Montana.

TAPE 1, SIDE A: 0 - 3 His parents were from Minneapolis. He was born here. How his parents met and married. Family background. 3 - 5 Black Methodist church in Missoula. Black population. Jobs blacks worked in. Almost all owned their own property. Black businesses. 5 - 9 Jimmy Dorsey, a successful black lawyer from Missoula. Maintains contacts with relatives. Other black families. Black athletes. Famous blacks that came through the area. 9 - 10 Most blacks were Democrats. Talks about his stint in the service during World War II. 10 - 13 The black population has really decreased in Missoula. Job opportunities better elsewhere. Blacks in neighboring towns. Black newspapers and magazines. 13 - 14 Blacks had a lot of contact with other minority groups, especially Indians. 14 - 17

His feelings about his life and experiences in Missoula. More about when blacks started moving out of Missoula. 17 - 21 Talks about some of the early Negro cowboys. Development of civil rights legislation.

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Subjects:Johnson, Raymond, 1925- | Dorsey, Jimmy, lawyer | Oral history--United States | Family--History--Minnesota | African Americans--Montana--Missoula | African Americans--Employment--Montana--Missoula | Occupations--Montana--Missoula | Job vacancies--Montana--Missoula | African American churches--Montana--Missoula | Churches--Montana--Missoula | African Americans--Religion | Methodists--Montana--Missoula | African American Methodists--Montana--Missoula | Population | Missoula (Mont.)--Population | African Americans--Population | Land tenure--Montana--Missoula | African Americans--Land tenure--Montana--Missoula | Landowners--Montana--Missoula | Real property--Montana--Missoula | African American business enterprises--Montana--Missoula | Business enterprises--Montana--Missoula | African American businesspeople--Montana--Missoula | Businesspeople--Montana--Missoula | African American lawyers--Montana--Missoula | Lawyers--Montana--Missoula | African American athletes--Montana--Missoula | Athletes--Montana--Missoula | Democratic Party (Mont.) | Political parties--Montana | Politics, Practical--Montana | African Americans--Politics and government | Montana--Politics and government--20th century | World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1939-1945--African Americans | African American soldiers | Soldiers--United States | United States--Armed Forces--African Americans | African American periodicals | Periodicals | African American newspapers | Newspapers | Ethnic relations | Missoula (Mont.)--Ethnic relations | African Americans--Relations with Indians | Race relations | Missoula (Mont.)--Race relations | African American cowboys | African American cowboys--Montana | Cowboys--United States | Cowboys--Montana | Rodeo performers--United States | Rodeo performers--Montana | African American rodeo performers | African American rodeo performers--Montana | African Americans--Civil rights--Montana | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights--Montana | Civil rights--United States | Constitutional law--United States | Janitors--Montana--Missoula | African American domestics--Montana--Missoula | Domestics--Montana--Missoula | Missoula (Mont.) | Missoula County (Mont.)
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
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Black Oral History Interviews, 1972-1974, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University

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

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