Family Interview about Desegregation

Conversation with grandmother about the integration of elementary school

Frank Fregoso’s life after Cisneros vs. CCISD

My dad, Frank Fregoso, told me about the multiple elementary and middle schools he attended in Corpus Christi. We talked about their differences in location, facility, demographics, and what it was like to be a “neighborhood kid” in the 70s...

Edmond Boudreaux’s Experience with Integration

This interview was recorded in Oxford Mississippi on November 26. I interviewed Edmond Boudreaux who is my grandfather and was born in Georgiatown, South Carolina and now lives in Biloxi Mississippi. He talks about public bus integration and his first...

Equality Through Education

Phyllis Wimberly ( My Grandmom ) spent her 40 year career as a Washington DC public school teacher integrating her AP English classes. As an activist and teacher her goal was to send kids to college that wouldn’t have otherwise...

Lesson Plan Interview

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

Part 3: From India to the USA: My grandmother’s story

Part 3: My grandma and I continued our conversation, talking about politics in the 1970s and positive moments in her life. Additionally, we talked about lessons she learned when teaching at a Milwaukee Public School.

Part 2: From India to the USA: My grandmother’s story

Second part of interview with my grandma, in which we discuss immigration in further detail, as well as her experiences teaching in Milwaukee during integration of public schools in the 1970s.

Interview with Eric

Eric Peterson speaks on growing up in Norfolk, VA, his family life, and his love for learning.

Integrating the Norfolk Police Department

My father, Rudolph Burwell Sr, was one of early group of black police officers that joined the Norfolk Police Department in 1968. This is his story of his experience.

Intergrating the Houston Police Department

This interview is a just simple questions about what the Houston Police department was like in the past.

Charlotte Brewer and Isabella Brewer discuss life in a small town in the Southern United States in the 1960s and 70s.

In this interview, conducted December 7, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee, Isabella Brewer (15) interviews her grandmother Charlotte Brewer (63) about her life in multiple small towns in Arkansas in the Southern United States. Ms. Brewer describes her experience in school...

Parents and Students on School Integration

National Coalition on School Diversity #NCSD2017 participants Courtney and Aneth share why they joined the school integration movement