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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Rose Morgan

Bieschke, Paul; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Beautician and personal care entrepreneur Rose Meta Morgan was born on August 9, 1912 in Edward, Mississippi, growing up in Chicago, Illinois. After attending Morris School of Beauty, Morgan worked in a salon full time. In 1938, Morgan moved to New York City. Within six months she established enough customers to open her own beauty shop. The Rose Meta House of Beauty employed hairstylists, masseurs and a registered nurse. By 1942, she owned and operated the largest African American beauty salon in the world. She began marketing her own line of cosmetics and staging fashion shows. In 1955, Rose Morgan's House of Beauty opened in a new building and included a dressmaking department and charm school. She retired in the 1970s. Morgan passed away on December 16, 2008 at age 96.
Performers
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
216 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Rose Morgan
Rose Morgan
Credits
Videographer, Paul Bieschke.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2002 January 28.
Description
1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 35 min., 58 sec.)) : sound, color
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