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An Interview With Lounner Pemberton
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TitleAn Interview With Lounner Pemberton
AbstractInterviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded May 20, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents.
NotesListed in the community affairs and labor category. Lounner Pemberton in the interview discusses early life, the Depression era, labor unions, Freedom, Inc., geography of community at 27th Street, etc.
Date1976-05-20
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 45, CD 45 ( 2 parts)
Local SubjectOral History
African Americans
Labor Unions
Freedom, Incorporated
Wheeler, Charles B. Jr.
Urban League
National Urban League
Pemberton, Lounner
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Outline of early life in Iowa. Discussion of family structure. Attended all white school, and lived in all white community. 1913---Junior High School. Work at Martin Washroom – shining shoes. No racial identification.

A. Phillip Randolph--affects of 1939 Depression. Married 1939. No military record. Reflects on R.O.T.C.--work for International Harvester.

First came to Kansas City, Missouri as Industrial Relation Secretary, July 3, 1942. National Urban League survey. Seven Blacks working at City Hall, 1947. Work stoppage at General Motors. Union control by Blacks (labor union). Price Control--union involvement in Price Control.

Mayor Charles Wheeler. Start of Freedom, Inc. and Public Accommodation. Urban League in other area than employment. Geography of Black community--27th street. Political aspiration - City council member of Citizens Association. Opinions for leaders of tomorrow.
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Item ID210259
CONTENTdm number36308
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