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North Carolina - Greensboro: John Marshall Kilimanjaro Interviewee [Part 7]
Dent, Thomas C.
Tom Dent continues his interview with John Marshall Kilimanjaro [formerly Stevenson] in Greensboro, North Carolina. They discuss historically Black colleges in North Carolina and elsewhere. Kilimanjaro was a charter member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity at Tougaloo College in 1948. He talks about primarily social function of fraternities. He is also the president of the North Carolina Black Publishers Association. They discuss his career as the founder of the Carolina Peacemaker, and the struggle to keep an African American newspaper in publication. He talks about the Black community in Greensboro in the 1950s and 1960s, and how that environment led to the founding of the paper in 1967. He was inspired by the words of an orator at a local mosque to create jobs within the community. He talks about the early days of the paper and the trouble he had getting a loan to start the business.
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Tulane University Digital Library
Box 146, Item 16, Side 1, Tom Dent collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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