In this collection of interviews, a diverse group of women with strong ties to Arkansas tell us their stories about family, values, race relations, and their relationships with other women. Like pieces of a quilt, their distinct stories intersect in various places revealing a thread of shared experiences.
Featured Topics: Economics, Social Climate, Relationships, Professions, Higher Education, Segregation, School Desegregation, Southern Customs, Gender
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Several of the women interviewed experienced segregation in schools during their childhoods. Some were later thrushed into new environments where segregation was no longer legal; however, an end to separation did not always mean equality.
All interviews were conducted by members of the Women’s Storytelling Project in conjunction with the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity.