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An Interview With Henry Ross
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TitleAn Interview With Henry Ross
AbstractInterviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded May 26, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (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 politics category. Henry C. Ross was born August 22, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri. In the interview he discusses his early life, first political involvement, Pendergast era, running for state representative, mention of Joanne Collins and Richard Tolbert, etc.
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 48, CD 48
Local SubjectRoss, Henry C.
Collins, Joanne
Tolbert, Richard
Williams, John W.
State Representatives
African Americans
Oral History
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionOutline of Interview:

Introduction of Mr. Henry C. Ross---born Aug. 22, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri--his early life and grade school days. Church involvement--High School--First political involvement. Discussion of Pendergast period and Citizens Association--Harry Truman-- Jackson County Courthouse. Candidate for first campaign for State Representative, 1964. Local media and Henry Ross running for State Representative. Effect of first political win to Missouri House.

Married to Jane Ruffin. No children. House Bill Number 211-- Sports Complex. McKinnly Neal's effectiveness in Congress. Various appointments, under Governor Hearnes administration. Why no Black state senators according to Mr. Ross. Crossing of party lines.

Discussion of Joann Collins' work in politics. Republican National Convention--City Councilman, Richard Tolbert--Political favors, as Mr. Ross sees them. No Black highway patrol and the hiring of one patrolman. Kansas City Police Department and Police Chief Kelly. Black Leadership--Rev. John W. Williams. What makes a good politician (opinion of Henry Ross).
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Item ID210262
CONTENTdm number36311
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