Oral History Interview with Mary Tolbert, July 22, 2016

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Mrs. Tolbert was born in 1943 in Cleveland. Tolbert grew up in Houston until she moved to Conroe in the 4th grade. Tolbert attended school in Bordersville while living in Houston. In Bordersville the neighborhood was integrated with a Mexican American and African American population. Tolbert graduated from Booker T. Washington in Conroe. She began working for law enforcement in 1984 after a few years of attempting. Tolbert experienced and witnessed explicit discrimination, racism, and sexism while working as a Deputy Sheriff in Montgomery County. Tolbert currently mentors young girls.

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8 video recordings (2 hr., 2 min., 49 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Howard, Jasmine & Tolbert, Mary July 22, 2016.

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Mrs. Tolbert was born in 1943 in Cleveland. Tolbert grew up in Houston until she moved to Conroe in the 4th grade. Tolbert attended school in Bordersville while living in Houston. In Bordersville the neighborhood was integrated with a Mexican American and African American population. Tolbert graduated from Booker T. Washington in Conroe. She began working for law enforcement in 1984 after a few years of attempting. Tolbert experienced and witnessed explicit discrimination, racism, and sexism while working as a Deputy Sheriff in Montgomery County. Tolbert currently mentors young girls.

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8 video recordings (2 hr., 2 min., 49 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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  • July 22, 2016

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Howard, Jasmine & Tolbert, Mary. Oral History Interview with Mary Tolbert, July 22, 2016, video, July 22, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth983084/: accessed July 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.