Neville Jerome Knowles was born April 23, 1929 in Exuma, a Bahamian Island, to Muriel Bullit and Joseph W. Knowles. He moved to Maine in 1952 where he worked as a gardener and chauffeur, at the Shapiro Brothers shoe store, as a truck driver, and then for the Maine Savings Bank. He has been deeply involved with the NAACP with a relationship with Thurgood Marshall, and at the time of this interview was president of the Portland, Maine branch of the NAACP. He has worked for Bates College since 1992.
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Robitaille, Jeremy, "Knowles, Neville oral history interview" (2001). Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection. 196.