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Mignon Richmond

Mignon Richmond #1a

Courtesy of the Mignon Richmond family

Mignon Richmond was an activist and community leader that left her mark on Salt Lake City, yet her name is fading from the minds of Salt Lake’s current residents. Utah State history has dedicated space to tell her legacy through photographs, artifacts, and even her voice. Come to the Rio Grande and learn the story of Mignon and pass it on.

Rio Grande Depot
300 S Rio Grande St (450 W)
Salt Lake City, Utah

Listen to audio excerpts from Mignon Richmond’s Oral History and find more information on our historical spotlight display.

 

Mignon Richmond Audio

Introduction to Mignon Barker Richmond

After graduating from Utah State University

Richmond’s giving spirit

Work with the Central City Community Center

Photo Courtesy: Utah State University

Courtesy of USU Special Collections, Merrill-Cazier Library

To hear the entire oral history, visit the State History Research Center.
The Mignon B. Richmond interview is located under Call Number MSS A 4051.

Check out some additional resources that tell more about the service Richmond offered her community and the people she was in contact with!

One of the many significant friendships that Richmond invested her time and energy into was with Wallace H. Thurman.  Who was Wallace Thurman, and what was his role in Utah and across the United States?

Take a look at Wilfred D Samuels and David A Hales’ “Wallace Henry Thurman: A Utah Contributor to Harlem Renaissance” article from the 2013 Utah Historical Quarterly.  

Mignon Richmond 2, receiving award

Courtesy of the Mignon Richmond family

As Richmond dedicated her life to serving the community through various organizations, she left a legacy of action and set an example for everyone to follow.

For more information on how you can live in the spirit of Mignon visit Userve and apply.

Richmond was involved in the founding of the Nettie Gregory Center in 1964, a gathering place for minority youth groups to get involved in recreational activities.  

Family Photo

Courtesy of the Mignon Richmond family

To visit the Salt Lake City park dedicated to Mignon Richmond check out this map. You can also join us in documenting your experience at Richmond Park by posting a picture on Instagram at #RememberingMignon.

 

Mignon Barker Richmond Audio Links

Introduction to Mignon Barker Richmond

After graduating from Utah State University

Richmond’s giving spirit

Work with the Central City Community Center