RIDDLESPERGER, Carol J. (b. ca. 1923)

Oral Histories

Schoolteacher, community activist. Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Segregation in Denton; desegregation of the schools and public facilities in Denton; early meetings of the Fellowship; social activities; programs; street paving in the African American section of Denton; her decision to run for the Denton school Board; tutoring program; jobs program; evolving nature of membership.
Date of Interview: February 5, 1988

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For the Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship Oral History Project. Childhood; memories of the Great Depression and World War II; educational and professional background; ethnicities in Texas in the 1950s and 1960s; Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship; segregation; Denton civil rights activism; Denton desegregation; contemporary race relations; continued community involvement.
Date of Interview: February 28, 2017

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