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Document Details


Title: Jack Kimbrough
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: San Diego Historical Society. Research Library
Collection: San Diego Historical Society Oral History Collection
Description: Dr. Jack Kimbrough was a respected San Diego dentist. Born in Mississippi, he moved to Alameda, California, with his family at age 7, attended Berkeley and earned his degree in dentistry at the University of California Dental School in San Franciso. He came to San Diego in 1935 at the age of 27 to open his first dental practice. An ardent civil rights activist, he was the first African American elected to the Presidency of the San Diego County Dental Society and the California State Board of Dental Examiners. He was a leader in the local civil rights movement, was a founder of the Urban League, President of the San Diego NAACP. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Historical Society. In 1990, at the age of 82, was interviewed for the SDHS Oral History program by Robert G. Wright.
URL: http://www.sandiegohistory.org/audio/kimbrough/kimbrough.htm
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1990 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kimbrough, Jack, 1908-1992
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1908
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Dentist
Age at speaking: 82
Document date: 1990
Interviewer: Wright, Robert G.
Locations discussed: California; North America; San Diego, CA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; Civil rights movements--United States; North America; San Diego (Calif.)--History; San Diego, CA; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024108-25706