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Introduction [00:00]; First acquaintance with Y.M.C.A. in the 1920s [00:25]; Y.M.C.A. moved from Market St. to 8th and Filbert St. / Linden St. [01:21]; Hiring first full-time director Richard Smith [02:20]; Joining Y.M.C.A. staff in 1937 as part of federal program [03:05]; Y.M.C.A. programs and participants [06:29]; Richard Smith [09:25]; Hardship among African Americans during the Great Depression [10:30]; Y.M.C.A programs during the Great Depression [11:35]; Facing job discrimination as an African American [13:05]; Having to get permission to take children swimming [14:50]; Central Division and North Oakland branches of Oakland Y.M.C.A [16:52]; North Oakland Y.M.C.A. sport programs [18:23]; Hi-Wi [?] Club of Y.M.C.A. [19:20]; Attempt to fire him [21:18]; Relationship with parents of Y.M.C.A. participants [23:17]; Left Y.M.C.A. in 1939 [25:29]; Hiring of Joshua Rose as his replacement [27:17]; Jobs as social worker and insurance salesman [27:56]; Joshua Rose and Pete Taylor [27:37]; Lionel Wilson participation with Y.M.C.A. [30:30]; Budget cuts [31:27]; Serving on Y.M.C.A. Board of Managers [32:26]; Guidance to young African Americans [36:35]
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