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An Interview With Augustus Moore
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TitleAn Interview With Augustus Moore
AbstractInterviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded June 23, 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.
NotesListed under the community affairs category. Augustus Moore was born October 3, 1932 in Arkansas. In the interview he discusses his early life, being secretary of Local 555, racial incidences, etc.
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 41, CD 41
Local SubjectMoore, Augustus
African Americans
Oral History
Labor Unions
Job Discrimination
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Mr. Moore was born, October 3, 1932 in Hunington, Arkansas. Attended Booker T. Washington School and left at age of 10. Moved to Haskell, Oklahoma. Tells of schooling and working possibilities for a 10 year old black youth.

Came to Kansas City at age of 18 and began work as a tender. Secretary, presently, of Local 555 and gives job description. Recalls racial incidence on his job during assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.Discusses the Local 555 Union and contracts. Recalls Local 555's strike in 1970. Also gives information regarding union and its members.
Access This ItemYou may come to the Missouri Valley Room to listen to the interview.
Item ID210253
CONTENTdm number36304
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