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Tom Dent interview, Part 7
Rogers, Kim Lacy
Dent and Roger discuss the value of achievement in society and what it means for certain people. Dent talks about the friends he's made over the years working for organizations like the FST and what has influenced his writing. He concludes by talking about how it is good to have experiences whether the be good or bad.
The interview begins with Dent describing the value of achievement in society. He talks about how he is proud of his individual achievements and what he has done. He talks about the things he did to become a writer and what he passed up. Rogers and Dent discuss the mindset you need to have to achieve things. Dent talks about his years in the Free Southern Theater and the cultural impact that it had to have. Rogers asks who his closest relationships were with during those years. He responds by saying almost all the people he worked with in the theater and from some of the other organizations. He says Oretha Haley was one of his friends while working there. He talks about how experiences, even bad ones, are good for you to have. He talks about some friends he made in different places and what he accomplished as a person. They conclude by talking about Dents feelings towards writing.
New Orleans (La.)
Amistad Research Center
Rogers.Thomas C Dent 6.25.1988 Tape2-02
Box 4, Item 17, Side 2, Kim Lacy Rogers collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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