Oral History Interview with Harriett Shelton Collins, September 16, 2006

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Interview with longtime resident of Cisco, Texas, Harriett Shelton Collins as part of the Eastland County African American Women Oral History Project. The interview includes Collins' personal experiences about education in Cisco's all-black, one-room Smithville Elementary School, her pregnancy and marriage to Bill Collins, working at the Boss Glove Factory, earning her GED, entering beauty school, and earning a degree as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Additionally, Collins speaks about social life among blacks in Cisco, especially in church activities, her experiences with racial discrimination, the phenomenon of "passing" among blacks in Cisco and elsewhere, her experiences at "Negro Achievement Day" at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, and her children's experiences in public school during desegregation.

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Creation Date: September 16, 2006
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UNT Oral History Program
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UNT Oral Histories
Texas Oral History Collection
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: September 16, 2006
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Place
United States - Texas
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United States - Texas - Eastland County - Cisco
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
From 1940 to September 2006
Description:

Interview with longtime resident of Cisco, Texas, Harriett Shelton Collins as part of the Eastland County African American Women Oral History Project. The interview includes Collins' personal experiences about education in Cisco's all-black, one-room Smithville Elementary School, her pregnancy and marriage to Bill Collins, working at the Boss Glove Factory, earning her GED, entering beauty school, and earning a degree as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Additionally, Collins speaks about social life among blacks in Cisco, especially in church activities, her experiences with racial discrimination, the phenomenon of "passing" among blacks in Cisco and elsewhere, her experiences at "Negro Achievement Day" at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, and her children's experiences in public school during desegregation.

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72 p. ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews
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UNT Oral History Program
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UNT Oral Histories
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Texas Oral History Collection
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Number 1596
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc306897
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
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