Rondo Oral History: Deborah Gilbreath Montgomery

Debbie Montgomery
Courtesy Kate Cavett

My name is Debbie Gilbreath Montgomery.
I grew up at 978 Saint Anthony, which
is on the corner of Saint Anthony and
Chatsworth.

The Sweet Potato Lady (Deborah Torraine)

Sweet-Potato-Lady

When I see sweet potatoes, I often think of Deborah Torraine. Deb
was a community organizer in the Twin Cities. She always referred
to herself as a cultural worker; she was a mentor to new and
emerging artists, and the Director of Community Engagement for
the Saint Paul Almanac.