HARDEN, Bessie D. (b. 1911)
Homemaker, community activist. Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Early experiences in segregated society; segregation and racism in Denton, Texas; early meetings of the Fellowship; social activities of the Fellowship; street paving in the African-American section of Denton; urban renewal; integration of neighborhoods; desegregation of Denton public schools; tutoring program; desegregation of public facilities in Denton; political activities.
Date of Interview: April 7, 1988