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An Interview With Richard Bolling
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TitleAn Interview With Richard Bolling
AbstractInterviewer: Horace M. Peterson III . Interview recorded October 1, 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. Richard Bolling was born in 1916 and was a 5th district white U.S. congressman. In the interview he discusses his early life and his political career, especially in relation to African American issues.
Date1976-10-01
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 6, CD 6
SubjectPolitics & government
Politicians
Local SubjectFederal Government
Bolling, Richard W.
Representatives
Labor Unions
Civil Rights
African Americans
Oral History
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Richard Bolling was born [in] 1916 in New York City. All background information on family and ancestry is given. Early education in New York. Curriculum at that time and Bolling's interest. Worked for T.V.A which wanted to alleviate poverty and have better racial conditions.

First elected office was for congressman of the 5th district in Kansas City. Involvment with educational issues. Racial tones during election and being known as a "nigger lover." The considered boundaries or district in which he is represented, as well as location in 1946. Comparison with the district he represents today.

Issues since entering politics, including health insurance, agriculture, and civil rights. Began with major influence in [C]ongress on legislation and rules committee. Discussion of organized labor relating to civil rights.
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Item ID210278
CONTENTdm number36321
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