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North Carolina - Greensboro: John Marshall Kilimanjaro Interviewee [Part 3]
Dent, Thomas C.
Tom Dent continues his interviews with John Marshall Kilimanjaro [formerly Stevenson] in Greensboro, North Carolina. He talks about his time teaching at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University [A&T]. He continues telling the story of a student who was shot by a police officer. Kilimanjaro led a committee to address the incident; the committee could not agree about what to do with the money they had raised. He recalls leaving for Iowa with his young family for a teaching assistantship and talks about his son, who is autistic. When Kilimanjaro arrived at Arkansas AM&N College, people were leaving because there was a movement to replace university president Lawrence A. Davis, which he discusses. He talks about writing challenging letters for the Pine Bluff Commercial newspaper in Arkansas. He won a grant to complete his doctorate at Iowa State University. He was eventually invited back to at A&T University by President Warmoth T. Gibbs.
Recording cuts in and out.
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Tulane University Digital Library
Box 146, Item 13, Side 1, Tom Dent collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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