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North Carolina - Greensboro: John Marshall Kilimanjaro Interviewee [Part 2]
Dent, Thomas C.
Tom Dent continues his interviews with John Marshall Kilimanjaro [formerly Stevenson] in Greensboro, North Carolina. He talks about North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University [A&T] in the 1950s and 60s and the challenges faced by presidents of predominantly Black universities. He compares North and South Carolina and their universities. He discusses the death of A&T president Ferdinand Douglass Bluford and appointment of Warmoth T. Gibbs. He examines the conservativism of African Americans. He talks about community leader George Simkins. He discusses desegregation of the schools and recreational facilities. He talks about listening to Martin Luther King, Jr. speak and his concerns about passive resistance. He also talks about the events surrounding the shooting of an A&T student by a White police officer.
Recording cuts in and out.
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Tulane University Digital Library
Box 146, Item 12, Side 2, Tom Dent collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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