Interview with Dr. Girard T. Bryant

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Interview with educator and community leader Dr. Girard T. Bryant. Bryant discusses his childhood and early education in St. Louis, his career as an educator at Western Baptist College, Kansas City Junior College, several Kansas City high schools, and in Thailand, before becoming the president of Penn Valley Community College. Bryant also discusses his involvement in organizations including the YMCA, the Urban League, the Beau Brummell Club, and various church and hospital boards, as well as his travels and his assessments of contemporary politics and religious issues. Bryant's wife Louise also offers thoughts and recollections.

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