Holmes, W. L.
African American Community Interviews
The president of Simmons Bible College (born 1913 in Orville, Alabama) discusses his childhood and efforts to obtain an education. After running away from home at age eighteen, Holmes attended the Louisville Municipal College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. After receiving the B.D. in 1954 Holmes taught at Simmons Bible College and later became president of the school. He discusses his efforts to obtain a formal education; the role of Simmons and its relationship to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and the current offerings of Simmons Bible College.
African Americans--Kentucky--Louisville, Simmons Bible College, Louisville Municipal College for Negroes (Louisville, Ky.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, African Americans--Education, African American educators