Interview with C. Herbert Oliver
QUESTION 3
SAM POLLARD:

How was the experiment going to change things in Ocean Hill-Brownsville?

C. HERBERT OLIVER:

It was hoped that the parents would have a, a decisive say in the governing of the schools and that we could bring into the system more Black teachers and more, ah, Black supervisory personnel. And we felt that this would give the young people an image and, ah, of Blacks who are succeeding in the school system. And, ah, they could also say that I can also become a teacher. I can become a principal. Ah, they would have role models to follow.