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Oral history interview with James Colston, 1981

Creator: Colston, James A., 1910-1982
Project: United Negro College Fund project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 85 pages. Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

College president.

Scope and Contents

Childhood in Florida; education: BA from Morehouse College, MA from Atlanta University; junior high school principal; president Bethune-Cookman College, 1941-1945; recollections of Mary Bethune; fund raising for United Negro College Fund; PhD in education from New York University; president of Georgia State College, Knoxville College, 1952-1966, Bronx Community College, 1966-1976; influence of United Negro College Fund on fund raising and higher education of blacks; retirement.

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