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.