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An Interview With Samuella Gates
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TitleAn Interview With Samuella Gates
AbstractInterviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded April, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents.
NotesThis interview is listed in the community affairs category. Samuella Gates was born January 1, 1921. In the interview she discusses D.A. Holmes, politics, womens liberation, and her job as assistant city manager.
Date1976-04
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 28, CD 28 (2 parts)
Local SubjectAfrican Americans
Oral History
Gates, Samuella
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Samuella Gates was born Samuella Myers, January 1, 1921 to William and Hattie Myers in San Antonio, Texas. Moved to Kansas City, Missouri for better opportunities. She was a teacher in Independence at Hiram Young, an all Black school. Joined Paseo Baptist Church in 1947. Tells of acquaintance with Rev. D.A. Holmes.

Public funded jobs. Moved away from Kansas City, Missouri to Atlanta, Georgia. Met Jim Threat and began work for Model Cities after returning from Atlanta, Georgia; aided in selection of first director of Human Resources Center, Mrs. Cicle Carter.

Personal insight into politics, womens liberation. Professional aspirations. First black woman to hold high position in Kansas City government. Job as Assistant City Manager. Words to other women in Public Administration. Definitions, as Mrs. Gates sees them, of terms black, colored, Afro-American, and Negro.
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Item ID210228
CONTENTdm number36289
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