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An Interview With Arthur Bronson
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TitleAn Interview With Arthur Bronson
AbstractInterviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded October 7, 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 political science category. Arthur Bronson, Jr., was born June 11, 1950 in Kansas City, Kansas. In the interview he discusses his early life, reaction to Martin Luther King and Malcolm X deaths, experience in U.S. Air Force, Black Panther Party with Clarence Kelly and Pete O'Neal involvement, and Muslim involvement in community.
Date1976-10-07
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 8, CD 8
Local SubjectOral History
Kelley, Clarence M.
African Americans
O'Neal, Pete
Black Panthers
Bronson, Arthur J., Jr.
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Arthur Bronson, Jr. is the son of Helen and Arthur Bronson. He was born June 11, 1950, in Kansas City, Kansas. Information of parents and grandparents is given. Early basic educational background in Kansas City, Missouri school district.

During high school, 1968, at Lincoln; he recalls the assassination of Martin Luther King and death of Malcolm X. He feels this is the major cause of his enlightment for problems of black people.Continuation of experiences in U.S. Air Force. Gives opinion of Chappie James becoming the first black officer.

Bronson worked for Black Panther Party as a free breakfast worker. Involvement of Clarence Kelly, Police Chief, against Black Panther organization and their leader, Pete O'Neal is discussed. Effect of Muslim's involvement with the community.
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Item ID210280
CONTENTdm number36323
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