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An Interview With Elvis Gibson
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TitleAn Interview With Elvis Gibson
AbstractInterviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded February 20, 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.
NotesElvis Gibson was born in Calvert, Texas in 1937. This interview was in the business category. Mr. Gibson discusses his life and local projects he has sponsored.
Date1976-02-20
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 29, CD 29
Local SubjectGibson, Elvis E.
African Americans
Oral History
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Elvis Edward Gibson was born in Calvert, Texas, 1937. At age 4, his immediate family consisting of mother and grandmother, moved to San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Gibson first entered Catholic school then transferred to the public school system in San Antonio. He feels the teachers of Catholic schools at that time, were better trained than public school teachers.

Came to Kansas City in 1947 and enrolled at Wendell Phillips which was a junior high school. Publisher and editor of the Monark Register newspaper, 1966. Organized the Black Association for Needy Children to aid Niles Home and other needy children. September 1973, Gibson principally organized a street rally "Share-A-Ton" which raised $1,500.00.
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Item ID210229
CONTENTdm number36290
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