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Object Name Recording
Title Conversations to Create Unity: Jarrett King's Interview
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Object ID S2015.02.09
Collection Conversations to Create Unity Collection
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Date 10/05/2014
Narrator's name King, Jarrett
Interviewer Larson, Jenny
Interview date 2014-10-05
Interview place Susanna Dickinson Museum
Scope & Content Jarrett King reflects on his childhood going to private Catholic schools in Austin, Texas, and his adulthood involvement in Austin's theater scene and working at Sylvan Learning. He talks about his experiences of being one of the few African Americans in various school settings, discrimination and racism he has encountered, the gentrification of east Austin, and law enforcement's relationship with people of color.

This interview is part of an oral history project, Conversations to Create Unity, conducted by the Susanna Dickinson Museum and funded by Baylor University's Institute of Oral History. The project features fifteen oral histories from a diverse group of lifelong Austinites. Their interviews communicate race relations as a shared human experience and present a productive dialog about race in Austin, Texas.
Extent of Description 2 WAV files (total 257 MB)
Language of Material English
Subjects Austin (Tex.)
City planning
Discrimination
Ethnic diversity
Gentrification
Police-community relations
Private schools
Racism
Theater
People Abbott, Cecilia
Abbott, Gregory Wayne (Greg), 1957-
Search Terms Cathedral School of St. Mary (Austin, Tex.)
Palindrome Theatre (Austin, Tex.)
St. Edward's University
St. Michael's Catholic Academy (Austin, Tex.)
Sylvan Learning