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Edwin Dorn

Presidential appointee and public policy professor Edwin Dorn was born on March 26, 1945 in Crockett, Texas to parents Edgar and Mary Dorn. Dorn attended Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas, and in 1967, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin. He studied in England on a Fulbright Fellowship, received his M.A. degree from Indiana University, and completed his Ph.D. degree in political science at Yale University in 1978. He also spent two years on active duty as a captain in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.

From 1977 to 1981, Dorn worked in Washington, D.C. as a political appointee in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and in the U.S. Department of Education. He then served as a senior researcher at the Joint Center for Political Studies, and later as a senior staff member at the Brookings Institution.

In 1993, President William J. Clinton nominated, and the U.S. Senate confirmed Dorn for the senior Department of Defense position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Personnel. A year later, he was nominated and confirmed as the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. From 1997 to 2005, Dorn served as dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he oversaw the creation of several new programs and set a record for fund-raising. He continues to teach at the University of Texas as a professor of public policy.

Dorn’s major publications include Rules and Racial Equality (Yale University Press) and Who Defends America (Joint Center Press). He also is the author of dozens of articles, reports, and opinion pieces. He was an advisor to two public television series: Congress: We The People, and Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, and a commentator on National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More,” hosted by Michel Martin.

Dorn serves as a trustee of the Kettering Foundation, the Institute for Defense Analyses, and the Seton Family of Hospitals. In 1998, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Edwin Dorn was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 2, 2013.

Accession Number

A2013.021

Sex

Male

Interview Date

2/2/2013 |and| 5/9/2014

Last Name

Dorn

Marital Status

Married

Schools

Yale University

Indiana University

University of Texas at Arlington

First Name

Edwin

Birth City, State, Country

Crockett

HM ID

DOR07

Favorite Season

Spring

State

Texas

Favorite Vacation Destination

San Francisco, California, Petra, Jordan

Favorite Quote

The Arc Of The Moral Universe Is Long, But It Bends Toward Justice. - Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

Texas

Birth Date

3/26/1945

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Austin

Country

United States

Favorite Food

Fried Chicken, Salmon

Short Description

Presidential appointee and public policy professor Edwin Dorn (1945 - ) was the former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness under President William J. Clinton, and the Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Employment

University of Texas, Austin

Department of Defense

Brookings Institution

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

United States Department of Education

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Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare

United States Army

Center for West African Studies

Favorite Color

Blue

Paula McClain

Political science professor and public policy professor Paula D. McClain was born on January 3, 1950 in Louisville, Kentucky to Mabel T. Molock and Robert Landis McClain. After graduating from East Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska in 1968, McClain enrolled at Howard University. In 1970, McClain served as a program coordinator for the National Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse Education and Information. She interned in 1971 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Office of Compliance where she briefed and researched violations of discrimination in the utility of industry. McClain received her B.A. degree in political science from Howard University in 1972. She went on to pursue graduate education at Howard University, finishing her M.A. degree in political science in 1974.

McClain then worked as a consultant for Adaptive Systems in Annapolis, Maryland and the Social Science Research Center at Howard University. By 1977, she had also completed her Ph.D. degree from Howard University, and began teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in political science studies and African American Studies. McClain published her first book Alienation and Resistance: The Political Behavior of Afro-Canadians while at UWM. McClain received a postdoctoral fellowship and worked as a research associate in the Analysis Center at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1980-81 academic year. She then began teaching at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in the School of Public Affairs. By 1990, McClain was serving as the acting director for the Doctorate of Public Administration Program. Also in 1990, McClain and Harold M. Rose released Race, Place, and Risk: Black Homicide in Urban America. The book was awarded the National Conference of Black Political Scientists' Best Book Award for a previously published book that has made a substantial and continuing contribution. In 1991, McClain joined the faculty at the University of Virginia as a professor of government and foreign affairs. She served as department chair from 1994-1997. In 1995, McClain released the first edition of Can We All Get Along? Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics, which won the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Subject of Intolerance.

In 2000 McClain joined the faculty at Duke University as a professor of political science and professor or public policy. In 2001, she began The Durham Pilot Project, examining racial attitudes among blacks, whites and Latinos in the South. While working on this project, she became the third woman and the first African American elected to serve as Chair of Academic Council at Duke University (2007-2009). Since 2004, she has served as co-director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences. She also is the director the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, a program of the American Political Science Association that is hosted by Duke and funded by the National Science Foundation. McClain and her husband Paul Jacobson have two daughters, Kristina L. McClain-Jacobson Ragland and Jessica A. McClain-Jacobson.

Paula McClain was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 22, 2012.

Accession Number

A2012.069

Sex

Female

Interview Date

2/22/2012

Last Name

McClain

Maker Category
Marital Status

Married

Schools

East Anchorage High School

Colonel Young Elementary School

Colonel Johnson Middle School

Buena High School

University of Michigan

First Name

Paula

Birth City, State, Country

Louisville

HM ID

MCC13

Favorite Season

Fall

State

Kentucky

Favorite Vacation Destination

Paris, France

Favorite Quote

None

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

North Carolina

Birth Date

1/3/1950

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Durham

Country

United States

Favorite Food

None

Short Description

Political science professor and public policy professor Paula McClain (1950 - ) was a professor at Duke University, where she founded the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences. Her publications included the popular textbook 'American Government in Black and White.'

Employment

Duke University

Arizona State University

University of Virginia

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Howard Pollock Congressional Office

Birch Bayh Senatorial Office

National Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Wharton School Analysis Center

Favorite Color

Purple

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DAStories

Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Paula McClain's interview

Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Paula McClain lists her favorites

Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Paula McClain describes her mother's family background, pt. 1

Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Paula McClain describes her mother's family background, pt. 2

Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Paula McClain describes her father's family background, pt. 1

Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Paula McClain describes her father's family background, pt. 2

Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Paula McClain talks about how her parents met

Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Paula McClain talks about her paternal family's connection to Houston A. Baker, Jr.

Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Paula McClain recalls her father's service in the U.S. Army

Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Paula McClain describes her parents' personalities and who she takes after

Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Paula McClain talks about her time in Anchorage, Alaska

Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Paula McClain describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood

Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Paula McClain remembers her schooling

Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Paula McClain remembers her early mentors

Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Paula McClain describes the African American community in Anchorage, Alaska

Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Paula McClain talks about her decision to attend Howard University

Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Paula McClain talks about her decision to enroll at Howard University

Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Paula McClain remembers the assassination of Revered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Paula McClain talks about her family's religious affiliations

Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Paula McClain recalls her internships on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., pt. 1

Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Paula McClain remembers her professors at Howard University, pt. 1

Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Paula McClain recalls her internships on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., pt. 2

Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Paula McClain remembers her internship at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Paula McClain remembers the visiting speakers at Howard University

Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Paula McClain describes her experiences at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Paula McClain remembers her professors at Howard University, pt. 2

Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Paula McClain describes her decision to pursue a Ph.D. degree at Howard University

Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Paula McClain describes her master's thesis

Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Paula McClain talks about the black community in Canada

Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Paula McClain recalls the politics of the early 1970s

Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Paula McClain remembers the Watergate scandal

Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Paula McClain talks about her graduation from Howard University

Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Paula McClain recalls her position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Paula McClain talks about her studies at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Paula McClain describes her associate professorship at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona

Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Paula McClain talks about her book, 'Race, Place, and Risk,' pt. 1

Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Paula McClain talks about her book, 'Race, Place, and Risk,' pt. 2

Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Paula McClain talks about the prevention of black on black crime

Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Paula McClain describes her reasons for leaving Arizona State University

Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Paula McClain talks about her publications at the University of Virginia

Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Paula McClain talks about her membership in the American Political Science Association

Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Paula McClain describes her experiences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina

Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Paula McClain talks about the Durham Pilot Program

Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Paula McClain talks about the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences

Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Paula McClain talks about her book, 'American Government in Black and White,' pt. 1

Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Paula McClain talks about her book, 'American Government in Black and White,' pt. 2

Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Paula McClain talks about the history of democracy in Native American cultures

Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Paula McClain talks about her current research projects

Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Paula McClain describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community

Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Paula McClain talks about the economic disparity within the African American community

Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Paula McClain reflects upon the status of black women in academia

Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Paula McClain reflects upon her legacy

Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Paula McClain reflects upon her life

Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Paula McClain talks about her family

Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Paula McClain shares her advice to women in academia

Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Paula McClain describes how she would like to be remembered

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Paula McClain talks about her book, 'Race, Place, and Risk,' pt. 1
Paula McClain talks about the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences
Transcript
All right so, '89 [1989], let's see, okay with, with Harold Rose you released 'Race, Place, and Risk' (simultaneous)--$$(Simultaneous) Yeah, 'And Risk: Black Homicide in Urban America' ['Race, Place, and Risk: Black Homicide in Urban America,' Paula D. McClain and Harold Rose].$$Okay$$It was the first, well what--among the first in depth studies of black on black homicide, and we used five or six different cities; it was Detroit [Michigan], St. Louis [Missouri], Houston [Texas], L.A. [Los Angeles, California], but there were six cities, I'm blanking on, St. Louis, did I say St. Louis? But the causes and the factors that contributed to what we were seeing at that point was an increase on black on black violence and we had a lot of different--Harold as a res- Harold is just a creative researcher. We started with a, with a sample of victims which we got by ordering data from public health departments in the cities, the study ran from 1960 through '85 [1985], I believe, so we had about twenty-five years' worth of data and we ordered death certificates based on the health departments names and numbers of who died, I mean there's a difference, we didn't use the FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] statistics because if, if you look at 'em you have, you come up with two different numbers because the FBI has statistics on everybody who died within the city, and we were only interested in residents and county health departments only keep the stats of resident deaths I mean in terms of the ones that they report. So by starting with the city or county health department, then ordering death certificates for all of the people and then identifying the black victims, I mean it was just a real lot of detective work to kind of get to, once we got the victims sample, then we were able to find out whether anyone was ever arrested for the homicide and if they were what the dep- disposition of the case was. And so we had victim data, we got, if we could identify the offender and if they were incarcerated we got interviews, there, I actually did a series of interviews in, it's coming back to me, Jackson, which is the women's prison up in Michigan. Then once we, you know, then got data on the offenders, we got school data on the victims, I mean it was, it was just a massive effort and, an incr- an incredible study that really kind of talked about the various factors of why some cities looked like they were high homicide cities in the aggregate like Atlanta [Georgia]. But basically in Atlanta most of the homicides were domestic, so unless you were in that particular household, your risk of being a homicide victim was a lot lower than in a place like St. Louis where it was mostly unknown and on the street. So we identified all of these differences in the rate of black homicide and the factors that contributed to it.$$Is there a generalization that, that can be extrapolated from that research that could characterize black on black crime in--?$$I don't think, given the fact that we found differences among cities that there's one generalization that one can identify. But, what our work it was it spawned a lot of other work, you know? And there's lots of people now, lots of scholars who have done more work on black homicide and I no longer do that, I think the last piece Harold and I wrote was an update in '95 [1995], I believe on the cities--$$Okay.$$--that we had looked at.$Well tell us about the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences (simultaneous)?$$(Simultaneous) Sciences. My colleague, Kerry Haynie [Kerry L. Haynie], and I are the founding directors of the center, it's part of the Social Science Research Institute. And the focus is race and then ethnicity, because Latinos are not considered a race they can be of any race, but the [U.S.] Census Bureau considers them an ethnic group as opposed to a race, but even within the Asian American population, we use that broad term but there are various ethnic groups, various different groupings within the Latino population and even increasingly among the black population in the United States. With immigration it's still primarily like 94 percent slave descendent, but there's this increasing proportion of the black population of the United States that are Caribbean or of various African origins. And so that's the race and ethnicity in terms of the research, the gender is the intersection of race and gender, in literature, sociology is a little bit better, but in political science or whatever, when you talk about women in politics, all the research is on white women, when we talk about race, ethnicity and politics and we're talking about elected officials who are black or Latino, it's mostly male, research on black women in politics in, in organization, Latino women just get dropped out. So the gender in our center is about this interaction for women of color within these groups. So that the, the issues related to white women are not central to our study of gender but it's the gender of women of color, women of color interacting because that's where there's just a paucity of research.$$Okay.$$And we have a number of graduate students that are fellows in the center, we have a post doc [postdoctoral fellowship], we just had our distinguished lecture which was Ed Ayers [Edward L. Ayers], who's a civil, who's a historian, he's president of the University of Richmond [Richmond, Virginia], but he gave us, his lecture was on February 10th because this is, this is like the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and running up to the Emancipation Proclamation, and one of the things that that Ed was saying is that we really shouldn't separate the beginning of the Civil War from this emancipation because from the very beginning blacks were emancipating themselves whenever they knew that federal troops or anything were close that they would, they would take off. So we think about the Emancipation Proclamation as being some beginning point when in reality--$$Um-hm.$$--it was all part of the Civil War, you know. So, and we've got a number of visiting scholars that, that come to spend time. We've had a graduate student from France who spent a year with us, 'cause France doesn't identify issues of race. They've got a lot of racial issues, but they don't collect racial data, they don't wanna talk about it, there's no courses. So she came over here for a year and took some courses and wrote her master's [degree] thesis when she was with us so.$$Okay so, so does the future seem bright for the center?$$I hope so, I mean, you know, you're always--we go through three year budget cycles and so my hope is that in 2013 we'll get another three year budget cycle, you know, but right now things are good.$$Now there is, there has been some talk in academia and some action about rolling back such centers and African American studies departments and women's studies even and that sort of thing, especially with the tightening of budgets and--$$Um-hm.$$--you know, so that's, that's not a problem at, at Duke [Duke University, Durham, North Carolina] I don't think at this time?$$I don't think right now.$$Yeah.$$I think our centers are strong, the Department of African and African American Studies here is quite strong, it's got some very, very important and very solid scholars. So I think that national trend has not affected Duke, you know, but there's always issues, you're always concerned about protecting and making sure that commitment to these things doesn't fall through, you know, the cracks at Duke. And we've got a very active black faculty organization, the Black Faculty Caucus that tries to stay on top of these issues.

Walter Broadnax

Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University and former President of Clark Atlanta University, Walter Doyce Broadnax has led a distinguished life of public service. Born October 21, 1944 in Starr City, Arkansas to railroad man, Walter Broadnax and Mary Lee Broadnax, Broadnax attended Roosevelt Elementary School in Hoisington, Kansas. He graduated from Hoisington High School in 1962 as an outstanding senior. He earned his B.A. degree from Washburn University in 1967. A Ford Foundation Fellow, Broadnax earned his M.P.A. degree from the University of Kansas in 1969 and his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University in 1975.

From 1974 to 1975, Broadnax taught at Syracuse University and was a staff consultant to the New York State Department of Correctional Services. In 1976, he was appointed co-director, Joint International City Management Association/National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Urban Management Education Program, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. Until 1979, Broadnax was professor of public administration at the Federal Executive Institute while teaching at the University of Virginia, Howard University and the University of Maryland. He also worked as director of Services to Children, Youth and Adults for the State of Kansas in Topeka. Broadnax joined the Carter administration in 1980 as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He was senior staff member for the Advanced Study Program of the Brookings Institution. In 1981, he joined the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University where he chaired the Massachusetts Executive Development Program and was founding director of the innovations in state and local government programs. In 1987, Broadnax was appointed president of the New York Civil Service Commission. He worked as adjunct professor of Public Policy at the University of Rochester from 1990 to 1993. In 1992, Broadnax served on the Harvard South Africa Program team and as a transition team leader for President Clinton. In 1993, he served as president of the Center for Governmental Research, and from 1993 to 1996, Broadnax worked as Deputy Secretary and COO of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. He also worked as a professor at the University of Maryland and Dean of Public Affairs at American University.

In 2002, Broadnax became president of Clark Atlanta University. Founded as Atlanta University in 1865 and Clark College in 1869, Clark Atlanta University is the largest of the United Negro College Fund institutions with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students. Under Broadnax’s leadership, Clark Atlanta University is the only private historically Black College or university classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Broadnax has served on Colin Powell’s U.S. Secretary of State management advisory board, Controller General of the United States David Walker’s Advisory Board and NASA’s Return to Flight Task Force.

Broadnax is married to Angel L. Wheelock and has a grown daughter, Andrea.

Accession Number

A2005.203

Sex

Male

Interview Date

8/24/2005 |and| 8/26/2005

Last Name

Broadnax

Maker Category
Middle Name

D

Organizations
Schools

Hoisington High School

Roosevelt Elementary School

Washburn University

University of Kansas

Syracuse University

Speakers Bureau

Yes

Speakers Bureau Availability

Evenings, Weekends

First Name

Walter

Birth City, State, Country

Starr City

HM ID

BRO30

Speakers Bureau Preferred Audience

All

Speakers Bureau Honorarium

Yes - $1,000 - $5,000

Favorite Season

Spring

Speaker Bureau Notes

Preferred Audience: All

State

Arkansas

Favorite Vacation Destination

Home

Favorite Quote

Let's See If We Can Understand This.

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

New York

Birth Date

10/21/1944

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Syracuse

Country

United States

Favorite Food

Rice

Short Description

Public policy professor Walter Broadnax (1944 - ) is the president of Clark Atlanta University, and has held appointments as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and as Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer for the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Employment

New York State Department of Correctional Services

Syracuse University

Joint International City Management Association/National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Urban Management Education Program, Department of Housing and Urban Development

State of Kansas

Washburn University

United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

President-Elect Bill Clinton Administration

US Department of Health and Human Services

New York Civil Service Commission

University of Rochester

Center for Governmental Research

University of Maryland

American University

Clark Atlanta University

Harvard South Africa Program

Favorite Color

Blue

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DAStories

Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Walter Broadnax's interview, session 1

Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Walter Broadnax lists his favorites

Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Walter Broadnax describes his mother's family background, pt. 1

Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Walter Broadnax talks about A. Philip Randolph

Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Walter Broadnax describes his mother's family background, pt. 2

Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Walter Broadnax recalls his paternal great grandfather's murder

Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Walter Broadnax reflects upon naming styles in the African American community

Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Walter Broadnax recalls visiting his mother as an adult

Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Walter Broadnax describes his mother's life as a girl and as a homemaker

Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Walter Broadnax reflects upon being from Arkansas and Kansas

Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Walter Broadnax talks about moving to Kansas

Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Walter Broadnax describes his mother's personality, pt. 1

Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Walter Broadnax describes his mother's personality, pt. 2

Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Walter Broadnax describes his earliest childhood memories

Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Walter Broadnax describes the sights of his childhood

Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Walter Broadnax describes the African American community of Hoisington, Kansas

Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Walter Broadnax describes his experience in kindergarten

Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Walter Broadnax recalls his childhood hobby of building miniature cities

Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Walter Broadnax describes his early interest in public policy and government

Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Walter Broadnax recalls going to school on the north side of town

Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Walter Broadnax recalls visiting urban African American communities as a child

Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Walter Broadnax remembers First Baptist Church in Hoisington, Kansas

Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Walter Broadnax recalls his third grade teacher attending his high school graduation

Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Walter Broadnax recalls attending Hoisington High School

Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Walter Broadnax recalls the athletes at Hoisington High School

Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Walter Broadnax recalls Wilt Chamberlain attending the University of Kansas

Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Walter Broadnax talks about Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Walter Broadnax recalls his decision to attend college in Arkansas

Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Walter Broadnax recalls being unable to date in high school, pt. 1

Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Walter Broadnax recalls being unable to date in high school, pt. 2

Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Walter Broadnax describes his decision to attend Washburn University

Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Walter Broadnax describes his decision to major in political science

Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Walter Broadnax describes his experience at Washburn University

Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Walter Broadnax recalls working for Governor Robert Docking upon graduating college

Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Walter Broadnax recalls attending graduate school

Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Walter Broadnax recalls his mentors at the Kansas State budget office

Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Walter Broadnax recalls directing Upward Bound at Washburn University

Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Walter Broadnax recalls his decision to attend Syracuse University

Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Walter Broadnax describes his experience at Syracuse University

Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Walter Broadnax describes the results of his doctoral research, pt. 1

Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Walter Broadnax describes the results of his doctoral research, pt. 2

Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Walter Broadnax describes his experience as a minority at Harvard University

Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Walter Broadnax describes his social experience at Harvard University

Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Walter Broadnax recalls his reception as a lecturer at Harvard University

Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Walter Broadnax recalls his appointment to the Clinton administration

Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Walter Broadnax reflects upon race relations in America

Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Slating of Walter Broadnax's interview, session 2

Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Walter Broadnax recalls his work at the New York Civil Service Commission

Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Walter Broadnax recalls serving as president of the Center for Government Research

Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Walter Broadnax talks about the Harvard South Africa Program, pt. 1

Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Walter Broadnax talks about the Harvard South Africa Program, pt. 2

Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Walter Broadnax recalls being appointed deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Walter Broadnax describes his role in the Clinton presidential administration, pt. 1

Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Walter Broadnax describes his role in the Clinton presidential administration, pt. 2

Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Walter Broadnax describes his experience at the University of Maryland

Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Walter Broadnax recalls serving as dean of American University's School of Public Affairs

Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Walter Broadnax recalls facing racial discrimination at American University, pt. 1

Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Walter Broadnax recalls facing racial discrimination at American University, pt. 2

Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Walter Broadnax recalls his decision to become president of Clark Atlanta University

Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Walter Broadnax reflects upon the challenges faced as president of Clark Atlanta University

Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Walter Broadnax talks about Clark Atlanta University

Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Walter Broadnax talks about W.E.B. Du Bois and college desegregation

Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Walter Broadnax reflects upon the need for HBCUs

Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Walter Broadnax describes his projects and goals at Clark Atlanta University

Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Walter Broadnax describes his concerns for the African American community

Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Walter Broadnax reflects upon his life

Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Walter Broadnax reflects upon his legacy

Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Walter Broadnax talks about his family

Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Walter Broadnax describes how he would like to be remembered

Tape: 9 Story: 7 - Walter Broadnax narrates his photographs

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Walter Broadnax recalls directing Upward Bound at Washburn University
Walter Broadnax recalls his reception as a lecturer at Harvard University
Transcript
Then they, the, the university had an Upward Bound program and the dean of the school of education at Washburn [Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas], my alma mater, asked me would I like to come and be director of Upward Bound. Mr. Bibb [James W. Bibb] told me don't do it. I mean, you're on your way to a great career in state finance, you could be assistant director of budget someday. He didn't say director, but you could maybe be assistant director. And I think that was kind of his dream that this young black guy that he liked so much who he'd developed and when his old assistant director retired I would have the experience and so forth to take over and I thought of that in retrospect. I didn't think about it when he was telling me to stay. But, to run this Upward Bound program at the university was so attractive to me, 'cause it was to get minority kids who looked like me into college and that just turned me on.$$So did you take it?$$I took it.$$Okay, now this is 19--.$$Seventy [1970].$$Nineteen seventy [1970] okay.$$I went back to Washburn to direct the Upward Bound program, and it was a great time. I learned all kinds, I mean, I learned more than I contributed. I learned about management. I hadn't managed anybody and all of a sudden I got this program and I've got a hundred kids in the summertime in sixty-five during the academic year that are in these high schools and you got these tutorial programs you gotta set up and I'm trying to keep kids out of jail and get 'em out of jail, get 'em through to the juvenile court and get 'em into universities and colleges around the country. It was an exciting time, but it just wore, it wears you out too. It's a young man's job 'cause it's 24/7, and those kids run you ragged. And so beginning my second year I said, you know, I, I don't wanna make this my life and I'm not having any home life and I'm a young man and to be in a university, I need a Ph.D., that if like this kind of life, I gotta get a Ph.D. So, I started again seeing where could I go to graduate school.$--You were the founding director of the--$$Right. The innovations--$$--Innovations in State and Local Government program.$$Right and I was a lecturer in public policy, so I taught and ran this program. So, to be in the well teaching at the Kennedy School [John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts] there were days when I would have these flashes of what you and I have been talking about that I was this kid from South Central Kansas who, you know, didn't even have a serious date in high school and now I'm teaching the best and brightest. And of course when the, you know, when black folks came through the program, I mean, it was just--these were love ends, right. These are folks, black people were coming to Harvard [Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts] who probably would have never paid me any attention if they'd met me somewhere else. But, meeting me there, I mean, you just embraced each other. I mean I knew that every black student almost that saw me was gonna come to my office within the next week. So, if I met some kid in the hallway on Monday I knew by Friday they were gonna be in my office and so it just changed. So almost every black person that came there you really got to know them and there were a few in every famous black, like Jesse Jackson [HistoryMaker Reverend Jesse L. Jackson]. When Jesse Jackson came, I got a chance to meet Jesse, be with him in a room, talk to him, and he treated me like we were old friends. But, it was, it was the context. If I'd met him in Atlanta [Georgia], he'd been nice and cordial, but we would have been, I wouldn't have been treated like old friends, but in Cambridge [Massachusetts], "Brother Broadnax [HistoryMaker Walter Broadnax] I'm glad to see you here. How are things going? How they treating you here?" And of course this gives you cache, but also makes the point and does, you, you really bond with those folks that are coming. So, it was a great experience, but it put me on another track and positioned me to get invited to join the Clinton [President William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton] administration.