Courtney, Estella 2014-02-27

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This interview features Stella Courtney recalling her experiences growing up in the Chatman Hill Community of Lubbock and being in the first integrated class at Texas Tech University. Courtney also discusses her career as a teacher, particularly teaching special education students.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Estella "Stella" Courtney

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: February 27, 2014

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Cosby Morton

Length: 00:50:55 (50 minutes)


Biographical information; Chatman Hill Community and teachers at Dunbar School; Growing up and what was done for fun as a child; The role of religion in upbringing; Dressing for school; Interactions with people of other races, integration of Texas Tech; Her children and their achievements; Experience as a teacher, involvement with special education

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Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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