Documenting The History of the Civil Rights Movement In Dallas County, Texas | University of North Texas Special Collections
The Documenting the History of the Civil Rights Movement in Dallas County, Texas Oral History Collection archives the influential individuals who were integral to the local civil rights movement. Each interview focuses on the interviewee’s family and educational history, organizational involvement, and career or personal milestones which affected the local Civil Rights movement. Additionally, the interview transcriptions traces the interviewee’s educational background into career assignments; spotlights specific involvement or leadership of Civil Rights organizations; and underscores emphasis of milestones in the Civil rights movement – stressing the significance of people, places, events, elections, board or court decisions, local or federal laws, and the integration of said decisions or laws relevant to the Dallas and national Civil rights movement.
Individual descriptions and memories of the movement, as well as banter between interviewer and interviewee, are sown together into a meta-narrative of tangible experience which highlights the Dallas area during this momentous time in socio-cultural history.