REED, Norvell Hill Williams (b. ca. 1921)
Community activist. Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Life in a segregated community; desegregation of North Texas State College; desegregation of public schools and the tutoring program; Fred Moore School; typical meeting of the group; paving of streets in the African-American section of Denton; group’s social activities; defeat of urban renewal; jobs program.
Date of Interview: March 11, 1988
For the Quakertown Oral History Project. Former resident of Denton’s historic all-black Quakertown neighborhood and long-time Denton resident. Childhood in Quakertown; family history; family’s forced move out of Quakertown to Solomon Hill neighborhood of Denton; race relations in Denton; participation in Denton Christian Women’s Fellowship; family’s historical memories of Quakertown.
Date of Interview: September 14, 2006