Harris, Floyd 1995-07-07

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Floyd Harris discusses the importance of education and his experiences at Dunbar School in Lubbock, his continuing education, and his union activity in Phoenix, Arizona.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Floyd Harris

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 7, 1995

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Tai Kreidler

Length: 45 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Dunbar, Class of 1937, Courses offered, World War II, Air base construction, Move to Phoenix Arizona, Employment and education, Athletic involvement, Union/Labor involvement, Western Compress, Local 306 CIO, Food, Tobacco and Agriculture, United Packing House Workers of America, Importance of Dunbar education, Involvement in NAACP, Martin Luther King, Jr., Desegregation, Union Politics, Importance of education (again), Influential teachers at Dunbar, 1937 Cotton Bowl.

Tape 1, Side 2: 1937 Cotton Bowl (continued), Pete Cawthon, Floyd L. Barron, Interest in sports, Prairie View A&M, Importance of education (again).

Range Dates: 1935-1995

Bulk Dates: 1935-c.1950


Access Information

Original Recording Format: audio cassette

Recording Format Notes: digitized Fall 2015

Transcript: no



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