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Object Name Recording
Title Conversations to Create Unity: Stan Kerr's Interview
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Object ID S2015.02.07
Collection Conversations to Create Unity Collection
Date 11/11/2014
Narrator's name Kerr, Stan
Interviewer Houston, Gina
Interview date 2014-11-11
Interview place Hilton Austin
Scope & Content Stan Kerr discusses his life in Austin, Texas from 1970 to the present, including his experience of being a white man in an interracial marriage with an African American woman, and his involvement in Austin's African American community through attending and teaching at Huston-Tillotson University. He examines the Civil Rights Movement in Austin and his wife's family's participation in it, Austin's history of segregation, discrimination against African Americans, and the gentrification and changing demographics of east Austin.

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 375.4 MB)
Language of Material English
Subjects Austin (Tex.)
City planning
Civil rights movements
Historically black colleges and universities
Interracial marriage
Police-community relations
Property tax
Racially mixed families
Socioeconomic status
People Sweatt, Heman Marion, 1912-1982
Downs, Karl E. (Karl Everett), 1912-1948
Search Terms Austin (Tex.) Police Department
City of Austin (Tex.)
Huston-Tillotson University
Koch Plan
St. James's Episcopal Church (Austin, Tex.)
U.S. Census Bureau
United Negro College Fund
University of Texas at Austin, School of Law