BARNETT, Ann (b. 1934)
Homemaker, schoolteacher, community activist. Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Childhood in Nacogdoches, Texas; desegregation of North Texas State College in 1950s; student stand-in at Campus Theatre in Denton; early organization and social activities; desegregation of eating establishments and local industry; group’s first meeting; social affairs; urban renewal; voter registration; literacy program; Denton Christian Preschool; meeting programs; desegregation of housing; establishing dialogue between races.
Date of Interview: November 13, 1987
For the Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship Oral History Project. Childhood; family background; educational and professional background; experiences with racism and segregation; Denton desegregation; Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship; continued community involvement; activism.
Date of Interview: March 10, 2017