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An Interview With Isaac Gardner, Jr.
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TitleAn Interview With Isaac Gardner, Jr.
AbstractInterviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded February 16, 1976. 1 sound cassette (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.
NotesIsaac Gardner, Jr., was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 26, 1934 at Wheatley Hospital. In the interview he discusses experiences while a teacher in the Kansas City Public School District, explains the Desegregation Task Force and gives his opinion of bussing to achieve integration.
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 26, CD 26
Local SubjectAfrican Americans
Oral History
Gardner, Isaac, Jr.
Kansas City School District
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Isaac Gardner, Jr. was born in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday, September 26, 1934, at Wheatley Hospital. Mr. Gardner attended Wendell Phillips Elementary School which was approximately a mile and a half from his home. Irving Elementary which is now Booker T. Washington was located a block from his home; but because of segregation in the school system he was not allowed to attend. Mr. Gardner's first year of college work was at the University of Michigan. Mr. Gardner felt that because of the curriculum used in the Missouri public schools at that time he was not adquately prepared. While a teacher in the public school system, Mr. Gardner recalls being arrested on 31st and Prospect by a member of the police department. The Reasons: HE WAS BLACK, he believes.

Job description of Public School Psychologist. Discusses tests, techniques, and therapy used. Explains the Desegregation Task Force. It's objective and how it is organized. After extensive research Mr. Gardner gives his opinion of bussing to achieve integration.
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Item ID210214
CONTENTdm number36287
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