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Oral history interview with Vincent Oliver
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Vincent Oliver, originally from Detroit, Michigan, came to the University of Delaware to serve as the first director of the Minority Center (now the Center for Black Culture) from 1976-1979. In this interview, Oliver talks about being recruited to the University of Delaware, working to grow the Minority Center, the frustration experienced by Black faculty and staff working at the University, his successes working with Black students, his relationship with white staff, the reason why he left the University of Delaware, and his thoughts on the lingering low enrollment of Black students at the University of Delaware. Interviewed by Ayinde Budd and Gene Coleman on Zoom, running time 55 minutes, eight seconds.
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Gift of project participants, 2021.
University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
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