Lesson Plan Interview

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

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...

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...

Antonia ‘Toni’ Hall Baker and Edward Austin Hall, 2 May 2020

Ed Hall and his sister Toni Baker talk about their earliest years in Mobile, Alabama. Toni talks about her education at diocesan schools--St. Peter Claver and Heart of Mary--and at Michigan State University in Lansing.

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John Evans and Andy Phelan

Andy Phelan (53) talks with his friend long time Civil and Human Rights Activist John Evans (86) about John's childhood, his education, and his career to include being Dekalb County's 1st African American Commissioner.

Julie Peck and William (Bill) Lynch

Julie Peck 72 and Bill Lynch 75 discussed the development of Bill's social justice philosophy from a Quaker high school, through law school at U of Chicago, becoming a conscientious objector after ROTC, teaching in a changing school system.

Jim Henry and Danielle Henry – Atlanta Sit In 1960

Jim Henry was a junior at Morehouse College in February 1960 when he participated in a sit-in with other black students in Atlanta.

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Tricia Regan and Nina Porzucki

Tricia Regan talks to her friend, Nina Porzucki (33), about growing up in Canarsie, Brooklyn, becoming interested in photography and film, and making her first feature film, A Leap of Faith, about a group of parents creating an integrated school...

Intergrating the Houston Police Department

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

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.

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Ron Pollack and Michael Wenger

Friends Mike Wegner (71) and Ron Pollack (69) talk about meeting as young white college students in New York, and their subsequent involvement in the Civil Rights movement, including the Freedom Summer. They talk about how it shaped the rest...

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William Robinson III and Dale Hutchens

Former student, Dale Hutchens (58) interviews his band director, William T. Robinson, III (74) about his career as a band director and his experience teaching students during the beginning of integration in Alabama.

Interview with Eric

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

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Mike Hamilton and Philip Hamilton

Michael Hamilton (82) talks with his son, Philip Hamilton (42). They talk about Michael's first and second marriages, their shared love of nature and birds, Philip's coming out, and the ways they have grown.

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...

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.

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.