Oral Histories

Interview of John Lamar Hill II

President of Angelus Funeral Home, a long-term black-owned business in Los Angeles founded in 1925. Founder and president of radio station KJLH.
Black Leadership in Los Angeles: John Lamar Hill II
Black Leadership in Los Angeles
African American History
Hopkins, Ranford B.
Hill, John Lamar II
Persons Present:
Hill and Hopkins.
Place Conducted:
Hill's office at Angelus Funeral Home in Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Ranford B. Hopkins, assistant editor, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., M.A., Ph.D. candidate, History, UC, Santa Barbara. Hopkins prepared for the interview by reviewing Hill's personal files, reports and documents at Angelus Funeral Home, and his doctoral dissertation research on the "Growth of the Black Community in Los Angeles from 1890-1930."
Processing of Interview:
Catherine de Pury, editorial assistant, edited the interview. She checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling, and verified proper names. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed. Hill reviewed the transcript. He verified proper names and made minor corrections. Steven J. Novak, editor, prepared the table of contents, biographical summary, interview history, and index.
7 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series were made possible by support from the UCLA Center for African American Studies, Institute of American Cultures. This is the first of several Oral History Program series focusing on social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of African American citizens in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.