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Robert Roane, January 20, 1969

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 35, Object: 1

Scope and Contents

Taped Interview with Ron Horn and Robert Bechtel, (Typed Manuscript, 28 pages). Robert Roane was the C.O.E.[1] Coordinator at Lincoln High School. According to the 1969 Lincolnian: “The C.O.E. was an educational program in high school designed for senior boys and girls. There are regular class periods in which human and industrial relations are stressed. Students were also acquainted with job trends and the possibilities for advancement on certain jobs. Pupils are placed on jobs for which they seemed best fitted. The coordinator made regular trips to plants where he had placed students to keep in touch with their progress. The employer in turn rated the worked on the standards set up for the job. Three units toward electives could be earned through the C.O.E. program.” Roane describes the procession of the Memorial March the week preceding the Uprising, as well as his efforts to coordinate other civil leaders to be present the morning of April 9 at the student walkout to ensure the safety of students and that outside agitators did not disrupt the students’ intentions. Roane goes on to describe the events of the student march on April 9, the gassings at Lincoln High, and in general his experiences working with students throughout the events of the Uprising.


  • January 20, 1969


From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 2 Manuscript Boxes.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository