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An interview with Jeremiah Cameron
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TitleAn interview with Jeremiah Cameron
AbstractTape recording interview with local educator Jeremiah Cameron. Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded April 11, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents.
NotesDr. Cameron was born in 1919 in Kansas City and talks about his early life and college years. He indicates that he was the first African American to teach at Kansas City Junior College. Also mentions University of Missouri at Kansas City, local school board problems, black literature, etc.
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 11, CD 11
Local SubjectAfrican Americans
Oral History
Cameron, Jeremiah
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Dr. Cameron was born in 1919 in Kansas City. Dr. Cameron talks about his family and early childhood, the schools he attended as a child, etc. Also talks about his later schooling at Lincoln High, Penn School in Westport, the transition of the Westport area from a black neighborhood to a white neighborhood.

Dr. Cameron talks about becoming a Phi Beta Kappa at Indiana University and about his college years, his doctoral dissertation, etc. Dr. Cameron talks about being first black to teach at Kansas City Jr. College. He talks about University of Missouri at Kansas City and how he came to UMKC, the students at UMKC.

Dr. Cameron talks about his commitment to black literature and talks about School Board problems. He talks about teaching remedial reading at Penn Valley Community College and gives advice to young people.
Access This ItemYou may come to the Missouri Valley Room to listen to the interview.
Item ID210187
CONTENTdm number36271
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