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North Carolina - Greensboro: John Marshall Kilimanjaro Interviewee [Part 1]
Dent, Thomas C.
Tom Dent interviews John Marshall Kilimanjaro [formerly Stevenson] in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kilimanjaro was originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. He talks about his family and early memories. His grandfather John Marshall Robinson practiced medicine and went to prison for killing a man. Kilimanjaro was discharged from the military in 1954 and entered the University of Arkansas. He recalls the struggles he faced as a Black student in Fayetteville before returning to Pine Bluff. Kilimanjaro and Dent discuss mutual acquaintances. Kilimanjaro talks about coming to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University [A&T] in Greensboro. A&T was originally an all-boys school and Bennett College was meant to be the accompanying all-girls school. He talks about the Founders' Day speech during which Governor Luther Hodges was booed for saying "negro" or "nigger" and about his time teaching.
Recording cuts in and out.
African AmericansCivil rights demonstrationsEducationSegregation
Fayetteville (Ak.)Pine Bluff (Ak.)Greensboro (N.C.)
Tulane University Digital Library
Box 146, Item 12, Side 1, Tom Dent collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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