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An Interview With Ruby Jackson
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TitleAn Interview With Ruby Jackson
AbstractInterviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded March 17, 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.
NotesListed under the category of community affairs. In the interview Ruby Jackson discusses her early life in Kansas City, Kansas with a description of the black community. She also recalls Leon Jordan, civil rights issues, CORE, NAACP, and the first attempt at integration in establishments in Kansas City, etc.
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 35, CD 35 (2 parts)
Local SubjectOral History
Civil Rights
Jordan, Leon M.
Race Relations
Jackson, Ruby
African Americans
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionSynopsis of Interview:

Ruby Jackson was born in Wichita, Kansas. Mother was Martha Reed and father was James Reed. Family moved to Kansas city, Kansas when she was three months old. Life and education in Kansas City, Kansas. Organized labor. Church involvement. Activist movement and Major Bowls.

Description of Black Community--Kansas City, Kansas. Types of businesses owned by Blacks. Black and white contact. Recreation in Kansas City, Missouri. Recalls Leon Jordan, founder of Freedom, Inc. Employment at Human Resources Corporation and Community Action. Civil Rights and Human Rights--Black leadership. Kansas City Core, recalls first attempt at integration in establishments in Kansas City, Missouri.

Black City Councilmen - 1963 Bruce Watkins, Dr. Earl Thomas.1971 - became Area Director of Human Resources Corp. Chester Stovall Executive Director. Social Action Committee of Twenty. N.A.A.C.P.'s community involvement. Recalls being arrested for demonstrating in 50's. County government. New Voting Machines. Gives listing of all boards in which she serves. Women's Lib and Equal Rights Amendments. Hopes and aspirations.
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Item ID210236
CONTENTdm number36297
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