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Oral History Interview: Ron Brown

Identifier: 05-C2012.11
1 audio recording,  1:29:41 in length. An interview log with time stamps has been created, but the recording has not been transcribed. 0:00  Disclaimer/Introductory Statements. 0:30 Story of how he became blind. 4:11 What were the biggest changes to your life after you became blind? 5:39 How did you come to terms with this? 9:08 Where did you go for your formalized training? 9:17 How long were you there/ what kind of programs did they have? 12:40 Did you receive any other type of training? 14:58 College experience. 19:55 Did you feel more comfortable showing people you were blind? 21:57 What did you do when you graduated from college? 26:12 Story about his wife. 31:17 Parenting. 38:19 Involvement with the NFB. 52:07 Who are your biggest mentors? 56:52 How long did it take you to complete your masters? 1:00:12 His business. 1:05:00 Have your curriculum/ philosophy that business has been influenced by the NFB philosophies? 1:06:22 Have you experienced other discrimination because of your blindness and how did you deal with it? 1:13:22 You can just push through and say “this is what I want” when someone has told you no? 1:15:52 What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishments? 1:21:28 Do you think you would be where you are now if you hadn’t found the NFB and went with it? 1:25:30 Where do you see yourself in the future? 1:27:00 Ron’s closing thoughts.


  • Created: 2012
  • Other: Majority of material found in 2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/27/2017


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Oral history interview with Ron Brown collected by Anna Kresmer on November 27, 2012, in the Recording Studio at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute.

Biographical or Historical Information

[url=]Ron Brown, Second Vice President[/url]

Note written by National Federation of the Blind

Source of Acquisition

Anna Kresmer
Method of Acquisition Collected as part of the NFB Oral History Program.

Other Descriptive Information

Interview Log prepared by Gina Coticchio, May 2017


Archon Finding Aid Title
Anna Kresmer
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Repository Details

Part of the Jacobus tenBroek Library, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute Repository

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at Jernigan Place
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