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Ed Hightower Oral History Interview

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Citation

“Ed Hightower Oral History Interview ,” Madison Historical, accessed December 4, 2021, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/821.

Description

In this oral history interview, Ed Hightower describes growing up as an African American in the South. He details the adversity he faced throughout his career in education, often being the only African American administrator within the district. He highlights his achievements at the Edwardsville superintendent and discusses his involvement with the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities.

Subjects

  • African American
  • Alton
  • education
  • Edwardsville
  • SIUE
  • sports
  • Civil Rights Movement

Date

September 28, 2017

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Language

English

Type

  • Oral History

Format

  • pdf
  • mp3

Duration

  • 1:12:41

Interviewer

Hansen, Steve

Interviewee

Hightower, Ed

Location

Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities, Edwardsville, Illinois

Bit Rate

320 kbit/s

Coverage

  • Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Alton, Illinois
  • 1960s-2010s

Identifier

  • Hightower-Ed-O-001
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