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An Interview With Billy Taylor
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TitleAn Interview With Billy Taylor
AbstractInterviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded February 21, 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 medicine. Dr. Billy James Taylor was born August 16, 1943 in Tennessee. In the interview he discusses his educational degrees, recalls racial incidence in Tennessee and compares black doctors to white doctors in Kansas City.
Date1976-02-21
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 51, CD 51 (2 parts)
Local SubjectAfrican Americans
Taylor, Billy J., Dr.
General Hospital
Physicians
Oral History
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionOultine of Interview:
Dr. Billy James Taylor was born August 16, 1943 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Immediate family consisted of mother, grandmother and sister. Dr. Taylor, at the age of 17, volunteered for the military after graduating from high school. Entered Tennessee State in Nashville, Tennessee. Recalls racial incidence in Tennessee.College life at Tennessee State funded by his military savings.

Decision of entering into the field of medicine. Graduate work at the University of Minnesota. Decisions for leaving University of Minnesota for another graduate school.

Dr. Taylor compares Black doctors, primarily at General Hospital in Kansas City, to white doctors.Why Dr. Taylor feels Black patients are going to the white doctors in Kansas City. White doctors acceptance of Blacks in the same profession.
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Item ID210269
CONTENTdm number36315
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