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Object Name Recording
Title Conversations to Create Unity: Anita McGill's Interview
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Object ID S2015.02.10
Collection Conversations to Create Unity Collection
Date 11/14/2014
Narrator's name McGill, Anita
Interviewer Larson, Jenny
Interview date 2014-11-14
Interview place Susanna Dickinson Museum
Scope & Content Anita McGill recounts her childhood years (1970s-80s) living in Del Valle, a suburb of Austin, Texas, and her teenage and adulthood years living in Austin. She discusses her educational opportunities with the Upward Bound Program at Huston-Tillotson University, her educational activism as an adult, racial and socioeconomic discrimination she has seen and experienced, Austin's growth and gentrification, and law enforcement's negative treatment of minorities, including her family.

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 222.4 MB)
Language of Material English
Subjects Austin (Tex.)
Del Valle Independent School District (Tex.)
Historically black colleges and universities
Police-community relations
Socioeconomic status
Search Terms Huston-Tillotson University
National Head Start Association (U.S.)
Upward Bound Program (U.S.)