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Object Name Recording
Title Conversations to Create Unity: David Segura's Interview
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Object ID S2015.02.13
Collection Conversations to Create Unity Collection
Date 07/01/2014
Narrator's name Segura, David
Interviewer Reyes, Rupert
Interview date 2014-07-01
Interview place David Segura's home, Austin, Texas
Scope & Content David Segura reflects on his childhood and adulthood in Austin from the late 1940s onward; he recounts his experience going from a largely Hispanic community to a predominately white community as a child, and how teachers and administrators discriminated against him and his fellow Hispanic peers. He also discusses the changes he has seen in Austin's schools as a teacher and principal, and changes in Austin's neighborhoods and demographics.

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 406 MB)
Language of Material English
Subjects Austin (Tex.)
Busing for school integration
City planning
First-generation college students
Police-community relations
Property tax
Public schools--United States
Sixth Street (Austin, Tex.)
Socioeconomic status
People Mendez, Consuelo Herrera, 1904-1985
Search Terms Bannister Lane (Austin, Tex.)
Ben White Boulevard (Austin, Tex.)
Brooke Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
Chalmers Courts (Austin, Tex.)
Congress Avenue (Austin, Tex.)
Cristo Rey Catholic Church (Austin, Tex.)
Joslin Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
Metz Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park (Austin, Tex.)
Porter Middle School (Austin, Tex.)
Travis High School (Austin, Tex.)
Zavala Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)