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North Carolina - Greensboro: John Marshall Kilimanjaro Interviewee [Part 6]
Dent, Thomas C.
Tom Dent continues his interview with John Marshall Kilimanjaro [formerly Stevenson] in Greensboro, North Carolina. He continues to outline his family history. He talks about the hospital for indigent Black mothers established by his mother and aunt and describes the death of his mother, who died of a botched abortion. His parents were together in a relationship, but separated by distance. Kilimanjaro and his sister stayed with his grandmother until she died too. They went to an orphanage, then to stay with his Aunt Bea. His brother stayed with his father. He discusses his distant relationship with his father and recollects their last conversation, when Kilimanjaro was a senior at Arkansas AM&N College. He describes his relationship with his wife. He talks about the founding of the Carolina Peacemaker newspaper, which he named for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Low recording volume in places.
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Dent, Thomas C.King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Tulane University Digital Library
Box 146, Item 15, Side 1, Tom Dent collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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