KIMBLE, Betty J. (b. 1931)
Homemaker, community activist. Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Early educational experiences in East Texas; Tennyson Miller and Abner Haynes, their impact on the desegregation of North Texas State College; her personal experiences as a student at North Texas State College; student stand-ins at the Campus Theatre; desegregation of local restaurants; comments about the Denton white power structure; job opportunities project; group’s early meetings and social activities; desegregation of Denton public schools; street paving in the African-American section of Denton; voter registration.
Date of Interview: December 8, 1987
For the UNT African American Remembrance Oral History Project. Long-time Denton resident. Childhood in Denton; involvement in various activities, including the Senior Center and church; history of Quakertown; Denton during segregation; the Denton Square; fading communal memory of Quakertown; changes in Denton since integration; changes in the Southeast Denton community.
Date of Interview: April 25, 2013
For the Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship Oral History Project. Childhood; family background; educational and professional background; Denton’s American Legion Senior Center; Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship; Denton desegregation; experiences with discrimination and segregation; continued discrimination after integration; contemporary prejudice; lifelong friendships of Fellowship members; continued community involvement; contemporary action in the community.
Date of Interview: March 3, 2017