Patterson, Thomas J Sr 2013-07-25
This interview features T. J. Patterson, who discusses his early life and upbringing, his experiences as an educator, Lubbock councilman, newspaper editor, and leader for the African-American community.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Thomas J. Patterson Sr.
Additional Parties Recorded: n/a
Date: July 25, 2013
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Cosby Morton
Length: 01:35:08 (1 hour, 35 minutes)
Tape 1, Side 1:
Discussion of upbringing, pre-Civil Rights era; Requirements for advancing the African-American community; Beginning of Mary & Mac School; Noted students who came through Mary & Mac; Portrait of Lubbock when Patterson arrived; Lubbock urban renewal, negative effects on African-Americans; Describes Manhattan Heights; Recollection of landmarks and neighborhoods in postwar Lubbock; Discusses Southwest Digest; T.J.'s time on Council; Discusses anti-drug crusade, community involvement; Cosby discusses people he's interviewed, community history
Original Recording Format: born digital audio
Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in Reading Room
Transcript: found here: http://hdl.handle.net/10605/318557
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