Oral History

Highlights from the oral history interview with Gene-Ann Polk.

"At certain levels, you know, in a place like Harlem, or I guess any big city, you’ve got what they call 'gutter fighters.'  I didn’t know how to do gutter fighting, so I never tried.  I tried, I know, one time, and they tried to get me into a situation that I said, 'I just won’t do it.  I won’t do it.'  So I only tried to propose what I thought I could deal with and what I was willing to deal with."

- Gene-Ann Polk, on collegiality and willingness to collaborate


For the complete audio of the oral history, click here and scroll down to the playlist.

For a full transcript of this oral history, click here.