BLACK, Evelyn J. (b. 1933)

Oral Histories

Schoolteacher, community activist. Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Early relationships with African-Americans in rural Georgia; decision to join the Fellowship; early meetings; Fellowship’s leaders; street paving in the African-American section of Denton; desegregation of public accommodations; involvement of husbands in Fellowship activities; Fellowship’s demise.
Date of Interview: May 10, 1988

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For the Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship Oral History Project. Texas State Fair; childhood; experiences with segregation and discrimination; educational and professional background; Brown v Board decision; importance of education and educators; Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship; interracial relationships; state of contemporary civil rights and activism; Civil Rights Movement in Texas; Denton desegregation; contemporary discrimination, segregation, and race relations; contemporary politics.
Date of Interview: April 5, 2017

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