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Oral History Interview with Perri McCary, July 28, 2016

Description: Perri "P.K." McCary was born in 1953 in Texarkana. She grew-up in a ethnically diverse community in Alamo Garden, New Mexico and later lived near Prairie View A&M University when her father obtained a teaching position in the Industrial Education Department. McCary's parents gave her the tools to resist discrimination by exhibiting a strong sense of self and for confronting racist acts in front of her. She would opt to attend Jack Yates High School when her family moved to Houston because of the poor treatment of African-American students at the predominately white Madison High School. By 1970, McCary was attending the University of Houston and becoming involved in student activism. She would later engage in peace work and adapting religious texts with Black urban language to appeal to youth. She talks about instances of racism growing up, how her early experiences with diversity shaped the ways in which she engaged in cross-racial collaborations in her adult life, how Deloyed Parker and Ester King mentored her at UH, police brutality, and her family's association with the political movements of the 1960s and 1970s. She also discusses SHAPE Community Center and the Elders Institute of Wisdom, when she wrote a newspaper column that surveys books written by and for African Americans, her frustration with the persistence of white supremacy, what peace work looks like, and the responses she received to her Black Bible Chronicles text.
Date: July 28, 2016
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & McCary, Perri
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Grover Martin, June 9, 2016

Description: Grover Martin was born and raised in Prairie View and went to Prairie View A&M for his BA and MA. He moved to Amarillo to work in the local air force base and continued on in another federal government job until the early 1990s. He was part of the Amarillo NAACP and experienced all black education institutions.
Date: June 9, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Martin, Grover
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Jimmie Poindexter, July 9, 2015

Description: Interview with Jimmie Poindexter from Prairie View, Texas. In her interview, Poindexter discusses her family history, education, attending Howard University, community organizations and civil rights activism.
Date: July 9, 2015
Creator: Poindexter, Jimmie & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Wayne Sadberry, July 8, 2015

Description: Interview with Wayne Sadberry, a curator at the Brazos Valley African-American Museum from Prairie View, Texas. Sadberry discusses his early life, family background, and living under Jim Crow segregation. Sadberry also discusses his education at St. Emma Military Academy in Powhatan, Virginia and service in the Air Force. He also discusses working as a research assistant on a grant project to Antarctica while a graduate student at Texas A&M.
Date: July 8, 2015
Creator: Sadberry, Wayne & Moye, Todd
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Halcyon Watkins, July 23, 2015

Description: Interview with Halcyon Watkins, a veterinarian from Prairie View, Texas. In her interview, Watkins discusses her family background, and her education at St. Frances de Sales School in Virginia, a Catholic boarding school for African American girls. She also discusses her education at Texas Southern University and Tuskegee University. While a student at TSU, Watkins participated in lunch counter and bus station sit-ins in Houston.
Date: July 23, 2015
Creator: Watkins, Halcyon & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with James E. Johnson, July 21, 2015

Description: Interview with James E. Johnson, a retired professor of education from Prairie View, Texas. Johnson earned a doctorate from Texas A&M in 1967 and taught at Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern University. In his interview, he discusses his early life, military service, attending Texas A&M, racial integration, and his career as an educator.
Date: July 21, 2015
Creator: Johnson, James E. & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Frank Jackson, July 7, 2015

Description: Interview with Frank Jackson, mayor of Prairie View, Texas. In the interview, Jackson discusses his early life and education in Luling, Texas, living under Jim Crow, his service in the U.S. Navy, the incorporation of Prairie View, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Date: July 16, 2015
Creator: Jackson, Frank & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Amy Boykin, July 9, 2015

Description: Interview with Amy Boykin, retired educator from Prairie View, Texas. She discusses her childhood in Prairie View, her education, her employment at Bishop College and McKinney schools, experiences with racial discrimination in Texas, and her activism.
Date: July 9, 2015
Creator: Boykin, Amy & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Al and Larneatha Bowdre, July 14, 2015

Description: Interview with Al and Larneatha Bowdre, retired couple from Prairie View, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Bowdre discuss their childhood experiences, education, and raising their family in Texas. Mr. Bowdre also discusses his work as a volunteer firefighter.
Date: July 14, 2015
Creator: Bowdre, Al; Bowdre, Larneatha; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

[News Clip: Killings]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about state troopers and sheriff's deputies searching for alleged murderer Eliseo Moreno in Hempstead, Texas. The story includes footage of law enforcement surrounding and entering a home where they found three victims and Bill and Pat Shirley who Moreno had kidnapped to drive him to Houston.
Date: October 12, 1983
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Warehouse fire]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6pm.
Date: October 15, 1988
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections