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Robert J. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in High Point, North Carolina, 2013-10-01

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Title:Robert J. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in High Point, North Carolina, 2013-10-01
Date:2013 Oct. 1
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Robert Brown describes his childhood in High Point, North Carolina, the poverty and segregation that defined his childhood, and how his grandmother influenced him by telling stories about his family's history during slavery. Brown became one of the first black policemen in High Point and later transitioned to a position as a federal agent in New York. He returned to North Carolina in 1960 to start a public relations firm, B Associates, Inc., which advised companies about how to change policies on race and segregation. Brown also shares stories about serving as a special assistant to President Richard Nixon and his role in bringing attention to apartheid in South Africa through his relationship with Nelson Mandela and his family.

Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)

Cline, David P., 1969-

Brown, Robert J., 1935-

11 video files of 11 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (130 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (59 pages)

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Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress

Washington, D.C. : American Folklife Center

Oral histories (document genres)

Interviews

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Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | African American police--Interviews | African Americans--Employment | Discrimination in employment--United States | African American businesspeople--Interviews | F.W. Woolworth Company | B&C Associates, Inc | United States, North Carolina, High Point, 35.955692, -80.005318 | United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, 36.0794515, -79.7890131 | United States, North Carolina, Davidson County | United States, North Carolina, Randolph County
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0106/