Rodgers speaks of how he came to enroll at IWU (from his home in St. Louis), racism as well as kindness he encountered in Bloomington, and jobs he held as the sole provider of his expenses at school during the Depression. He also describes research he conducted while a student and how he went to the University of Minnesota for his Master's work prior to being drafted in World War II and the Ph.D. in Psychology he received from New York University afterwards. Virginia Rodgers speaks briefly about her Nursing education in Maryland. The two eventually settled in Flint, MI where Dr. Rodgers worked in psychology clinics, taught in a community college and became active in the NAACP.
personal narrative, alumni
Education | Sociology
Rodgers '33, Edelbert G. and Jones, Yvonne, "Edelbert Rodgers" (1999). All oral histories. 138.