SHEPHARD, Mae Dell (b. ca. 1930)

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Community activist, homemaker. Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Experiences in growing up in a segregated society in East Texas; PTA activities; desegregation of Denton’s public schools; race relations in Denton in the 1960s; decision to join the Fellowship; early social activities; community projects; Christian influence in Fellowship’s activities; reaction of husbands to Fellowship’s activities; early Fellowship leaders; street paving in the African-American section of Denton; voter registration drives; recruiting members; defeat of urban renewal referendum; decline of the Fellowship.
Date of Interview: July 14, 1988

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For the Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship Oral History Project. Childhood; family background; Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship; continued community involvement; educational background; Denton desegregation; contemporary race relations.
Date of Interview: April 10, 2017

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