The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Janet Purnell

Academic administrator, elementary school principal, and elementary school teacher Janet Purnell (1936 – 2008) was the first executive director of minority development at the University of Akron. She also taught in Akron Public Schools for twenty-two years before becoming executive director of Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority and CEO of Navic & Associates. Purnell was interviewed by The HistoryMakers® on August 2, 2002, in Akron, Ohio. This collection is comprised of the original video footage of the interview.