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Richard Bowman, July 8, 1998. Interview K-0513.
An Asheville Native Describes Segregation and Racism in North Carolina and California: Richard Bowman reflects on growing up in segregated Asheville, North Carolina, and facing racism during his employment with the army and the Los Angeles Department of Motor Vehicles. He also discusses his work to improve the current Asheville school district and rebuild his old high school. He lived in Los Angeles for four decades and experienced two major riots.
Interviewee: Richard Bowman, Richard Bowman    Interviewer: Kelly Navies
Duration: 01:27:26     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 15 excerpts.