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Oral History Interview with Brenda Fields, April 3, 2014

Description: Interview with Brenda Fields, former president of the Dallas chapter of the NAACP from Dallas, Texas. Fields discusses her childhood, school and church, becoming aware of race, segregation and discrimination, joining the NAACP youth organization, NAACP National Conventions, picketing the State Fair and other notable places in north Texas, the movement's impact, the role of black churches, voting, the Civil Rights Acts and changes after its passing, the influence of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X, the Black Panthers, King's assassination, work in Dallas ISD, and continued work with the NAACP, including tenure as president of the Dallas chapter. In appendix is Fields' "colored" ticket to the Texas State Fair from 1954.
Date: April 3, 2014
Creator: Smith, Tiffany & Fields, Brenda Alyce
Partner: UNT Oral History Program