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|Creator:||Crump, Maxine, 1946-|
|Title:||Oral history interview, 1992|
|Date:||1992 July 8|
As an LSU Alumnae and first female African American to live in a LSU dorm, Maxine Crump, native of Maringouin, Louisiana, discusses registering for courses; Louisiana Education Association President J. K. Haynes; naivete about white resentment for black students at LSU; impressions of LSU campus; discusses her dorm room assignment and the steps the university took to keep her separate from white women in the same dorm; failed attempt to get a white roommate; describes the white women who lived on her floor; desire to fit-in at LSU; reaction of black cafeteria workers to her; white students eating with her; rejection by black students because she had white friends; discusses her white friends; white southerners refused to associate with her; membership in the Newman Club; passing in order to go places with her white friends; segregated bars and restaurants near LSU campus; Black Power movement at LSU; Harambe; dress codes for female students; radicalism of Catholic Student Center; priest Michael Cody; liberalization of the Catholic mass; describes discussions with white liberal students about race; feelings of inferiority about her appearance; white liberals taking pride in having black friends; discusses dorm rules and dress codes; David Duke and Free Speech Alley; LSU administration using delaying tactics to kill student activism; institutionalized racism on campus; election of Kerry Pourciau as the first black student government president; discusses flunking out of LSU; racism of sororities and fraternities; increase in employment opportunities for black secretaries in Baton Rouge in the early 1970s; discusses her most and least favorite classes; sexual harassment on campus.
Interviewed by Pamela Dean, July 8, 1992.
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|Types:||Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts|
|Subjects:||Crump, Maxine, 1946- | Cody, Michael | Duke, David Ernest | Pourciau, Kerry | Haynes, J. K. | African American college students--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | African Americans--Segregation--Louisiana | Baton Rouge (La.)--Race relations | Black power--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Civil rights movements--Louisiana | Discrimination in housing--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Discrimination in public accommodations--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Dormitories--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Dress codes--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Greek letter societies--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)--Students | Student housing--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Women college students--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Iberville Parish (La.) | Baton Rouge (La.) | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.)|
|Collection:||Integration and the Black Experience at LSU|
|Institution:||Louisiana State University Library Special Collections|
|Contributors:||T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History | Integration and the Black Experience at LSU Collection (Louisiana State University) | LSU Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
|Online Publisher:||Baton Rouge, La. : LOUISiana Digital Library | 1992-07-08|
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Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.
Forms part of the online collection, Integration and the Black Experience at LSU.
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/ref/collection/IBE/id/40|