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    • Interview with Blair Reeves, 1994

    • San Antonio (Tex.)--History.; San Antonio (Tex.)--Politics and government.; Medical colleges--Texas--San Antonio--History.; Physically handicapped.
    • A native of San Antonio, Reeves was wounded at Okinawa during World War II, resulting in lifelong confinement to a wheelchair. Returning home, this physical handicap was not a barrier to completing his law degree and serving in legal and political...
    • Interview with Gene Ramey, 1980

    • Jazz.; Musicians--Texas.; Double bass music.
    • A native Texan, Ramey began playing professionally in Kansas City, Kansas where he worked with Walter Page, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Jay McShann, and others. After watching so many colleagues affected by alcoholism, he quit working in night...
    • Interview with Richard Adams

    • United States. Marine Corps.; Korean War, 1950-1955--Personal Narratives.;
    • Adams was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He served in the Marine Corps from 1950-1967, with 5 years spent on active duty in Southeast Asia Topics: Marine Corps, Philippines, Korean War, Japan
    • Interview with Dorothy Robinson, 1994

    • Civil rights movements--Texas, East.; Civil Rights.; Robinson, Frank James, 1902-1976.; African Americans--Texas.
    • African American educator, Dorothy Robinson discusses her personal philosophy, family history, career and civil rights work of her husband, Frank Robinson, particularly in Palestine, Texas, which she continued after his death.
    • Interview with Anna Claire Rice, 1999

    • Railroads--Texas.; Railroads--Texas--Employees.; Railroad workers.
    • Anna Rice discusses her experiences with various railroads jobs throughout Texas beginning during World War II and continuing through the latter half of the twentieth century.
    • Interview with Arleigh Templeton, 2003

    • College presidents--Texas.; University of Texas at San Antonio--History.;
    • Arleigh B. Templeton was the first President of the University of Texas at San Antonio. He served as President from 1970 through December 1972. Before coming to UTSA, he was President of Sam Houston State University, 1963-1970, and later served...
    • Interview with Hattie Elam Briscoe, February 21, 1997

    • San Antonio (Tex.)--Race relations--History.; African Americans--Interviews.; Women lawyers--Texas--Bexar County
    • Attorney and lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The first African American to graduate from St. Mary's University Law School, San Antonio, TX (1956) and the first African American woman to practice law in Bexar County, TX. Topics: Wiley...
    • Interview with Thomas James Banta

    • Korean War, 1950-1955--Personal Narratives.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives.; United States. Army.;
    • Banta joined the Army in 1947 and served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He earned numerous service awards, including a Purple Heart. Topics: Korean War experience, injuries, Vietnam
    • Interview with Ben L. Parker, 1983.

    • Texas, West--Description and travel; Ranch life--Texas; Cattle trade--Texas
    • Ben Parker, whose family settled in West Texas circa 1890, relates antecdotes of his family and personal experiences growing up there during the early twentieth century.
    • Interview with Sadye Gee, 1993.

    • Civil rights; African-Americans--Texas; African-Americans--Segregation; Dallas (Tex.); African Americans--Education--Texas; Church and social problems--Texas
    • Black Dallas educator Sadye Gee recalls the good and the bad of the city's gradual desegregation and the importance of the Hamilton Park neighborhood to Dallas' Black leadership.
    • Interview with Rev. Claude Black, 04-11-2006

    • African Americans--Civil rights--Texas--San Antonio--History.; African Americans--Interviews.; Mt. Zion Baptist Church (San Antonio, Tex.); San Antonio (Tex.)--Race relations--History.; San Antonio (Tex.). City Council.; Segregation--Texas--San...
    • Black was born in San Antonio on Nov. 28, 1916, the son of a Pullman porter and a housewife. After graduating from then-Douglass High School in 1933, he enrolled at St. Philip’s College. Black earned a bachelor’s degree in 1937 from Morehouse...

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