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Object Name Recording
Title Conversations to Create Unity: Adrienne Dawes's Interview
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Object ID S2015.02.02
Collection Conversations to Create Unity Collection
Date 09/13/2014
Narrator's name Dawes, Adrienne
Interviewer Larson, Jenny
Interview date 2014-09-13
Interview place Susanna Dickinson Museum
Scope & Content Adrienne Dawes recounts her childhood and adulthood in Austin, Texas in the 1980s through the present, primarily in the Cherrywood and Mueller neighborhoods. She talks about how those areas and Austin as a whole are being developed and gentrified. She discusses what it is like to be mixed-race, in terms of how others perceive her and other mixed-race people. She also relates her unique upbringing as an adopted child with many adopted and foster siblings, all of whom have special needs.

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 3 WAV files (total 240.34 MB)
Language of Material English
Subjects Adopted children--Family relationships
Austin (Tex.)
City planning
Foster families
Public schools--United States
Race identity
Socioeconomic status
Search Terms Cherrywood neighborhood (Austin, Tex.)
Huntington-Surrey School (Austin, Tex.)
Kealing Middle School (Austin, Tex.)
Maplewood Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
Mueller neighborhood (Austin, Tex.)
Robert Mueller Municipal Airport (Austin, Tex.)