Interview with T. R. Solomon, December 18, 1989

Project: APSA/Pi Sigma Alpha: African American Political Scientists Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Thomas Ralph (T. R.) Solomon was an African American scientist and a professor emeritus of political science at Prairie View A & M University. In this interview, Solomon discusses his school career from elementary school to receiving his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan in 1939. He speaks about how he became interested in politics while working full-time at a Detroit post office and the topic of his doctoral dissertation, the participation of African Americans in Detroit elections. Solomon also talks about the Agency for International Development (AID), an economic aid program he coordinated for Prairie View in the 1950s in Liberia.

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1989oh132_apsa050

Interviewee Name

T. R. Solomon

Interviewer Name

Jewel L. Prestage

Interview Date

1989-12-18

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Solomon, T. R. Interview by Jewel L. Prestage. 18 Dec. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Solomon, T.R. (1989, December 18). Interview by J. L. Prestage. APSA/Pi Sigma Alpha: African American Political Scientists Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Solomon, T. R., interview by Jewel L. Prestage. December 18, 1989, APSA/Pi Sigma Alpha: African American Political Scientists Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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