OH 1765 | Oral History

OH 1765

Non-profit administrator and educator; South Carolina-born African American resident of Fort Worth, Texas. Childhood on South Carolina State College campus in Orangeburg, South Carolina; life under Jim Crow laws; working at Border Mission; move to and impressions of Fort Worth under Jim Crow laws; graduate school at the University of Michigan; colorism; husband’s job at Maxwell Steel in Fort Worth; cruise to Havana, Cuba, on a Jim Crow passenger ship; other blacks’ disbelief of privileged childhood and insulation from full effects of segregation; education jobs at various colleges; working at Executive Secretary for the Fort Worth YWCA; working as the dean of girls for Fort Worth ISD; segregated Fort Worth high schools and desegregation; maternal grandfather as white master’s son and associated privileges; trip to London and Paris with daughter.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 88 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Todd Moye
Date of Interview July 25, 2012

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