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 experienc