Uncle Lou

My Uncle Lou grew up in the 40’s on the South Side of Chicago and was a school teacher for Chicago Public schools. This is a brief account of his childhood and pieces of his career as told by him.

Civil rights in Washington State

First, segregation wasn’t as bad. Then, In the 1960’s protesting took place and people of a different race were not allowed to sit with whites and had a different bathrooms and water fountains. Next, in 1963 Martin Luther King, a...

A Walk Through the Life of Randy Macht

This interview with Randy Macht, conducted by his daughter, takes a walk through his life and experiences. He details his childhood and family life, as well as talking about his gymnastics career and schooling. Mr. Macht tells stories of his...

Interview with my 96-year-old grandmother, Laura.

My grandmother, Laura, grew up in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was 26. In this first part of our interview she discusses what it was like growing up in Haiti, why she left Haiti, and talks...

Ana Avaknin on her school life in the 60s and 70s

My aunt Ana and I had a conversation about her youth and what it was like in public schools across different parts of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Segregation

I interviewed my grandmother about her childhood and growing during segregation.

School Back Then

This is an interview about schooling and life during a segregated era. We get into a very good talk about things I did not know. Hopefully you can learn about a time that you had not known about.

The 1950s: What was Taught, What was Learned, and What was Known

We discussed what my Nana learned in her history classes, and what was taught about society in general. We specifically mentioned gender inequality and women’s rights, as well as what was expected in regards to segregation.

Segregation in Indian Society

In my English class, we have been discussing racial segregation through Richard Wright’s memoir, Black Boy. I was curious about the different aspects of segregation occurring around the world.

Living During a Time of Civil Disparity

My mother, Janet Lynn Coleman (Crawford) tells about her life, as a black child, growing up in the Deep South during a time of overt racism, bigotry, and segregation.

Dave Schoen talks to Yasmin Misra about his childhood and his experiences later on in life as an educator

On November 21, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, Yasmin Misra (16) and Dave Schoen (74), family friends, discuss Mr. Schoen’s childhood and Norwegian upbringing in rural Wisconsin. Mr. Schoen also talks about teaching as a university professor in Indiana and how...

Watching James Meredith enter Ole Miss

I interviewed my Mimi about the Emmett Till case and when James Meredith entered Ole Miss. She was there for that moment in history.

A Great Grandmother story

This interview reflects on the past of Leola Halls childhood in Arkansas. She explains how the past were during discriminated schools and the WW2. Leola also states how she picked cotton as a child an most importantly states how it...

Ed Dunn – a former Marine in the late 1950’s.

A brief interview with Ed Dunn, a Marine in the late 1950’s. Within our conversation, we discussed where he was stationed, life for him as a Marine, segregation, and how the Marines shaped him as a person and how he...

Race Relations in Memphis, TN during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Jackson Moreton interviews Eldon Blount on November 28, 2018 in Oxford, MS. Eldon grew up in Memphis, TN during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Public schools were still segregated and racial tensions were high. Eldon shares his experience...

Zakaria and her God-Grandfather Jim talk about his childhood, moving to a new state and life now.

In this interview, conducted in Flint, Michigan during November 2018, Zakaria Brame interviews her God-Grandfather, Jim Jackson, about his teenage years in Greenwood, Mississippi. He shares memories of playing music and being in a band throughout high school and college...

The Creole Story

I, with some help from my mom, interview my grandmother about her life. My 88-year-old grandmother has moderate dementia and is very hard of hearing. It was very difficult, but she loved participating and gave me a beautiful story.

Civil rights movements

This interview is with my grandfather. The main topic is about the civil rights movement and his life during that time. He talks about many different points in his life. Also his thoughts on segregation. He expresses hiw the schools...

Addison Hunt interviews her great grandmother, Pebble Ewing, about life in the segregated south.

In this interview, conducted on November 26, 2018 in Oxford, Mississippi, Addison Hunt (13) interviews her great grandmother Pebble Ewing (80) about life in the South during segregated and integrated times. Mrs. Ewing shares stories of going to segregated schools,...

Lesson Plan Interview

We touched on Texas history in Gonzales, segregation issues that existed through the 70s, and the evolution of special education.

Millie Greene and her grandfather, Barry Whitehouse, talk about life in the mid-1900s.

Me and my grandfather, Barry, talked about growing up in Virginia, being in the military during the Vietnam War, and the impacts of segregation in his life. He talks about what school was like through elementary, junior high, and high...