Oral history interview with Elizabeth Brown, June 17, 2005

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Brown, June 17, 2005

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Creator:Brown, Elizabeth, 1937-
Creator:Hill, Kimberly (Kimberly DeJoie)
Title:Oral history interview with Elizabeth Brown, June 17, 2005
Date:2005 June 17
Description:

Elizabeth Brown, a white teacher who taught at John Carroll High School in Birmingham, Alabama, describes desegregation and its legacies in her city. While Brooks offers few details of the desegregation process, and remembers the racism of some white students, she recalls a relatively smooth transition at her high school. Despite the success of desegregation, she worries that prejudice endures, whether in the form of classism, sexism, or homophobia.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Brown, Elizabeth, 1937- | School integration--Alabama | Teachers--Alabama--Birmingham | Catholic schools--Alabama--Birmingham | Catholic schools--Alabama--History--20th century | Civil rights movements | Teachers--Alabama--Birmingham | Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relations--History--20th century | African Americans--Education--Alabama--Birmingham | Minorities--Education--Alabama--Birmingham | School integration--Alabama--Birmingham | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.)
Collection:
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2006
Original Material:

Title from menu page (viewed on Nov. 29, 2007).

Interview participants: Elizabeth Brown, interviewee; Kimberly Hill, interviewer.

Duration: 01:56:22.

This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digital library, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection Oral histories of the American South.

Text encoded by Mike Millner. Sound recordings digitized by Aaron Smithers.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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