Rainwater, Alma 1998-10-06

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Alma Rainwater discusses her life in Lubbock, Texas and the discrimination she has had to go through.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alma Rainwater

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 06, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Alma Rainwater, Born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1936, Parents: farmers in Oklahoma, Drought wiped out their farm, Moved to Lubbock, Of Choctaw heritage, Cotton farming, Father, Worked for Buck Moss—construction work, Born in 1902, died in 1991, Mother, Born in 1906, Dust storms, Siblings: 1 brother, 2 sisters, Grandparents, Water supply, Windmill, Cotton farming, Picking, Chopping, Electricity, Heating, Pets, Education, Dunbar High School, Baseball, Radio, Shows, Music, News announcements—"The War is Over", Education (again), Teachers, Punishment, Principles, Curriculum, Pictures, Lubbock, Texas, Demographics.

Tape 1, Side 2: Alma Rainwater (continued), Lubbock, Texas (again), Demographics (continued), Segregation, Personal memories, Resentment, Education (again), Integration, Integration, Difference between the African-American and white teachers, Twentieth and Birch Church of Christ, Membership 60-200, One of the oldest African-American churches, Baptisms, City Park, Mackenzie Park, Known as the Colored Church of Christ, Other church organizations, Discrimination, Lubbock City Services, East Lubbock was the last to get the newer things, Dunbar High School, Closed down to be reopened as a science academy junior high.

Range Dates: 1936-1998

Bulk Dates: 1936-1998

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