Interview with Robert T. Brown, July 12, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

A graduate of Dunbar High and Xavier University, the manager of the Equal Opportunity Office at IBM recalls his career at IBM and the corporation hiring policies from the 1960s to 1978. Brown reminisces about growing up in a housing project and the influence of Coach Norman Passmore on his life. Brown began working for IBM in 1963 and remembers the effects of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on industry hiring practices. He comments upon early discrimination at IBM and the attitudes of the first African American employees.

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1978oh099_kh061

Interviewee Name

Robert T. Brown

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-07-12

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Brown, Robert T. Interview by Edward Owens. 12 Jul. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brown, R.T. (1978, July 12). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Brown, Robert T., interview by Edward Owens. July 12, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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