Interview with C. Herbert Oliver
QUESTION 1
SAM POLLARD:

You might personalize this answer by talking about your children. When you moved to Brooklyn in 1965, what was the state of the schools? What, what did, what did you see?

C. HERBERT OLIVER:

When I first moved to Brooklyn, ah, the schools were, ah, in need of change because the, ah, the young people were not getting really an adequate education. They were not getting a sense of their own worth. And most of the teachers did not live in the community. And I felt that it would be better if our young people could get a chance to know teachers in another setting other than just the classroom. That was hardly possible for most of the teachers in this district.