Oral History Interview with Jean Wilkins-Dember, June 23, 2016

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Jean Wilkins-Dember, referred to as Mother Dember, was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. After becoming involved in police brutality work and racial equality efforts in New York, she would move to the historic African American neighborhood of Third Ward in Houston, TX. She talks about her involvement in multicultural organizing and the psychological affects of racial oppression. Dember has participated for many years in the National Black United Front and SHAPE Community Center's Elder Institute of Wisdom. She talks about how she uses confrontational therapy to address police brutality and mass incarceration.

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1 video recordings (1 hr., 29 min., 56 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Wilkins-Dember, Jean June 23, 2016.

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Jean Wilkins-Dember, referred to as Mother Dember, was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. After becoming involved in police brutality work and racial equality efforts in New York, she would move to the historic African American neighborhood of Third Ward in Houston, TX. She talks about her involvement in multicultural organizing and the psychological affects of racial oppression. Dember has participated for many years in the National Black United Front and SHAPE Community Center's Elder Institute of Wisdom. She talks about how she uses confrontational therapy to address police brutality and mass incarceration.

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  • June 23, 2016

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Wilkins-Dember, Jean. Oral History Interview with Jean Wilkins-Dember, June 23, 2016, video, June 23, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth987513/: accessed September 20, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.