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Our Gathering Places Oral History Project: Interview with David Vassar Taylor
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: David Vassar Taylor was born and educated Minnesota. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and at the time of the interview seved as Dean of the General College there. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; expectations and responsibilities as a child; activities at Hallie Q. Brown Community Center; neighborhood sports; community stratification based on skin color; church activities; elementary school education; starting a newspaper in fifth grade; learning family genealogy; civil rights struggle; civil disobedience at school; changes brought about by the civil rights struggle; meeting Martin Luther King, Jr.; urban racial violence in Minneapolis in 1968; Minnesota's role in the national struggle; importance of education; University of Minnesota General College; problems with current secondary education schools; the need to train people to be urban educators; the state of civil and human rights today for African Americans; applying one's skills, abilities and attributes to makes the difference in the world; getting around the community (transportation); personal influences; community organizations and creative play as a child.
2 hours sound cassette
32 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
02:04:11 running time
Interviewee: Taylor, David Vassar
Interviewer: Murphy-Gnatz, Mary
Interviewer: Murphy, Nora
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 100 (Library Call Number)
AV2003.65.18 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Our Gathering Places Oral History Project'