Black Community of El Paso
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Member of a pioneer black family of El Paso.
Summary of Interview
Childhood in El Paso; attendance at Douglass School; the black experience in El Paso including typical occupations, recreation, shopping, and medical care; her college years in Alabama; career in Civil Service; relationships with Hispanics; segregation; Jim Crow cars; some discussion of anti-discrimination ordinances in the 1960s.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour 40 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with Frances Hills by Charlotte Ivy, 1985, "Interview no. 751," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.