Courtney, Stella Crockett 2010-03-03

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This interview is part of recording Texas Tech University history. Stella graduated from Lubbock Dunbar High School and was the first non-transfer black student to graduate from Texas Tech University. Recently retired from after a distinguished teaching career, Stella was in Lubbock, Texas tending to her mother’s estate.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Stella Crockett Courtney

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Date: March 03, 2010

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 00:44:46


Introduction; Background; Dunbar; Interracial relationships; Preparation for college; Encouragement; First semester at Texas Tech; Study habits; Difficulty; Supporters; Church and religion; Community encouragement; Sibling’s education; Lasting classmate relations; Ability to participate in band; Graduation; Grandparents; Reason for moving to area; Grade improvement; Albuquerque teaching experience; Integration differences; Retirement; First black president; Additional comments.

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Transcript: Transcript available in reading room

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