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Oral History Interview with Claude Frost, June 11, 2016

Description: Claude Frost was born in Houston and lived in Clinton Park, a neighborhood near Houston's Ship Channel. He recall's his experiences growing up in the area, and how an instance of police brutality (the killing of his neighbor) sparked his activism. Furthermore, he discusses the role of the Peoples Party II in the community, the Dowling Street Shootout in detail, and the aftermath of Carl Hampton's death. Mr. Frost also discusses how the Black Panther Party was established in Houston and how his work through the BPP influenced his adult life.
Date: June 11, 2016
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Frost, Claude
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Elisha Demerson, June 11, 2016

Description: Elisha Demerson was born and raised in Amarillo. Elisha Demerson and his twin brother both received appointments to West Point, but returned to Amarillo after two years to be near their ill mother. Elisha Demerson first worked at Pantex as a yard worker but entered West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University) where he gained a bachelors then a masters in engineering. He has his own congregation as a minister. In addition, Elisha Demerson became the first African American Potter County Commissioner, the first African American county judge in Texas in the late 1980s, and the first African American City Council Member.
Date: June 11, 2016
Creator: Demerson, Elisha; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Richard Gonzales, June 11, 2015

Description: Interview with Richard Gonzales, a journalist from Arlington, Texas. In his interview, Gonzales discusses his early life, his education, student activism, founding the Association of Mexican American Students at UT Arlington, and his political activism and advocacy for Mexican-Americans.
Date: June 11, 2015
Creator: Gonzales, Richard; Enriquez, Sandra; Krochmal, Max & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with L. Clifford Davis, June 11, 2015

Description: Interview with L. Clifford Davis, an attorney and community leader from Fort Worth, Texas. In this interview, Davis discusses his early life, education, law practice and civil rights activism in Texas and Arkansas.
Date: June 11, 2015
Creator: Davis, L. Clifford; Enriquez, Sandra; Moye, Todd & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Trinidad "Trini" Garza, June 10, 2015

Description: Interview with Trinidad "Trini" Garza, a civic leader and businessman from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Garza discusses his early life, education, migrant work, military service, studying engineering at Texas A&M, his community service and activism in Dallas, and his work on the school board.
Date: June 11, 2015
Creator: Garza, Trinidad & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library