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Oral History Interview with John Sims, June 26, 2015

Description: Interview with John Sims, a radio broadcaster from Tyler, Texas. In the interview, Sims discusses his family background, the Civil Rights Movement, beginning a broadcasting career, and engaging with the Black and Latino communities in Tyler through his radio program, community race relations, and the current racial climate in Tyler.
Date: June 26, 2015
Creator: Sims, John; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Lawrence Harper, June 26, 2015

Description: Interview with Lawrence Harper, small business owner from Big Sandy, Texas. In the interview, Harper discusses his early life and education, school integration, his time working for Exxon, labor organizing, and community outreach.
Date: June 26, 2015
Creator: Harper, Lawrence; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés; Bynum, Katherine & Dulaney, W. Marvin
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Sydney Eloyce Green, June 17, 2015

Description: Interview with Sydney Eloyce Green, teacher from Tyler, Texas. In her interview, Green discusses her early life, education, family genealogy, and experiences with racial discrimination, and school integration in Tyler. Green's father was Sydney Earl (S.E.) Palmer, a community activist who worked to achieve integrated schools in Tyler.
Date: June 17, 2015
Creator: Green, Sydney Eloyce & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Andrew Melontree, June 22, 2015

Description: Interview with Andrew Melontree, a retired lawyer from Marlin, Texas. Melontree discusses his upbringing, education, experiences with discrimination and Jim Crow, his military service in the Air Force in the Korean War, his work as a laboratory technician, and his civil rights activism in Tyler.
Date: June 22, 2015
Creator: Melontree, Andrew & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Bettye Mitchell, July 1, 2015

Description: Interview with Bettye Mitchell a community leader from Tyler, Texas. In the interview, Mitchell discusses her family background, going to segregated and integrated schools, experiences with racism, civil rights activism, her church community, and her political activism.
Date: July 1, 2015
Creator: Mitchell, Bettye & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Cedrick Granberry, June 24, 2015

Description: Interview with Cedrick Granberry, a barber and business owner from Tyler, Texas. In his interview, Granberry discusses his early life, his education at Tyler public schools, his experiences with racial discrimination and his involvement with the NAACP.
Date: June 24, 2015
Creator: Granberry, Cedirck; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés; Dulaney, W. Marvin & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Ernest Deckard, June 15, 2015

Description: Interview with Ernest Deckard, labor organizer from Tyler, Texas. In his interview, Deckard discusses his childhood and education, his military service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, his work with labor unions, and his experiences with racial discrimination.
Date: June 15, 2015
Creator: Deckard, Ernest & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Joe Turner, June 24, 2015

Description: Interview with Joe Turner from Tyler, Texas. In the interview, Turner discusses his early life and moving to Texas, experiencing racial discrimination in Whitehouse, Texas, his work for the Carrier company in Tyler, and union organizing.
Date: June 24, 2015
Creator: Turner, Joe & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Bettye Mitchell, July 1, 2015

Description: Interview with Bettye Mitchell of Tyler, Texas. In her interview, Mitchell discusses her family and growing up during segregation and then integration, her experiences with racism, the political climate in Tyler, community involvement, working for adult protective services.
Date: July 1, 2015
Creator: Bynum, Katherine & Mitchell, Bettye
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library