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Object Name Recording
Title Conversations to Create Unity: Maggie Slocum's Interview
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Object ID S2015.02.14
Collection Conversations to Create Unity Collection
Date 12/01/2014
Narrator's name Slocum, Maggie
Interviewer Reyes, Rupert
Interview date 2014-12-01
Interview place Westminster Retirement Community, Austin, Texas
Scope & Content Maggie Slocum recalls growing up in Karnes City, Texas and Austin, Texas's Rosedale neighborhood in the 1940s-50s. She talks about what she and her friends did for recreation, the pressures of life during WWII and the period immediately following the war, and the beginnings of racial integration in Austin and how she and fellow whites reacted to it.

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 256 MB)
Language of Material English
Subjects Austin (Tex.)
City planning
Desegregation
Discrimination
Gentrification
Karnes City (Tex.)
Public schools--United States
Racism
Seguin (Tex.)
Sixth Street (Austin, Tex.)
Search Terms Baker Middle School (Austin, Tex.)
McCallum High School (Austin, Tex.)
Ramsey Park (Austin, Tex.)
Rosedale Avenue (Austin, Tex.)
The Rosedale School (Austin, Tex.)
University of Texas at Austin
West 46th Street (Austin, Tex.)
Baylor University