Oral History Interview with Bessie Harden, April 7, 1988

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Interview with Bessie Harden, a community activist from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Bessie primarily discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She explains what it was like growing up in a segregated and racist society. Bessie also comments on the early days of the Fellowship, social activities of the Fellowship, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, urban renewal, the integration of neighborhoods, the desegregation of Denton public schools and facilities, and various political activities. Biographical information is also included in the interview.

Creator(s):
Location(s): United States - Texas - Denton County - Denton
Creation Date: April 7, 1988
Partner(s):
UNT Oral History Program
Collection(s):
UNT Oral Histories
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Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 7, 1988
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Denton County - Denton
Era
Oil and Gas, 1901-Present
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
From 1911 to April 7, 1988
Description:

Interview with Bessie Harden, a community activist from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Bessie primarily discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She explains what it was like growing up in a segregated and racist society. Bessie also comments on the early days of the Fellowship, social activities of the Fellowship, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, urban renewal, the integration of neighborhoods, the desegregation of Denton public schools and facilities, and various political activities. Biographical information is also included in the interview.

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44 p. ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | segregation | integration | racism
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UNT Oral History Program
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UNT Oral Histories
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Number 728
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth223675
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
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