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An Interview With Phillip Curls
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TitleAn Interview With Phillip Curls
AbstractInterviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded August 31, 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.
NotesPhillip Curls, son of Fred and Thelma Curls, was born April 2, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri. In the interview he discusses his involvement with the NAACP, Freedom Incorporated, and politics.
Date1976-08-31
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 16, CD 16
Local SubjectCurls, Phillip B.
Holmes, Daniel A.
Freedom, Incorporated
Politics
Watkins, Bruce R.
Oral History
Holliday, Harold L., Sr.
Jordan, Leon M.
African Americans
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionOutline of Interview:

Phillip B. Curls is the son of Fred and Thelma Curls, born April 2, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri. Information on background of family is given. School curriculum and schools attended public and private in Kansas City, Missouri. Recollection of first political awareness as related to J. McKinley Neal in 1961. Joined NAACP and the Adult Council at this time and traveled to Pennsylvania for NAACP convention.

Involvement with Freedom Incorporated. In 1963 it was called Young Freedom and Curls held an executive office. His reaction of the late Leroy Jordan, who was active in the organization at that time. Politics from Mr. Curls' point of view. Discussion of Bruce Watkins, Harold Holliday, Leon Jordan and D.A. Holmes and their particiipation with Freedom Incorporated. The issues of 1967 and 1976 and the involvement of Freedom Incorporated and the community.

Accomplishments, political--fair housing, right to vote, and others. Voting and selection of black candidates in Kansas City, Missouri. Attributes of Harold Holliday, Jr. for senate election according to Curls. Freedom Incorporated in the future. Voter registration in Kansas City, Missouri. Present issues in Jefferson City, and Mr. Curls' activities.
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Item ID210198
CONTENTdm number36276
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