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Juanita Craft, black civic leader in Dallas, discusses the problem of racial and social discrimination and segregation in Dallas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Juanita J. Craft

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 26, 1974

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Harry Jebsen and Patricia Hogan

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Discrimination at the State Fair Centennial celebration, 1936, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Schools, NAACP youth group, 1950, Discriminatory acts, Fair parade, 1955, Resistance, 1950s, Whispering campaign, Picket lines, Parks desegregated, 1963, Anecdote, little girl, School Board repression, Disillusionment, Parks desegregated, 1963 (again), Juanita Craft Park, Swimming pool destroyed, Public housing projects, Disillusionment (again), Confinement of blacks, Parks, Development, Basketball team, Housing projects (again), Attitudes of black youth, Anecdote, police harassment, Volunteer work with blacks, Education, Tutoring program at parks, Forced busing, Public facilities

Tape 1, Side 2: Community improvement projects, Craft's childhood, State parks, Segregated, Fights, Environmental lawsuit, Educational trips, Children, Fair Park resistance (again), No violence, Anecdote, high school day, Biracial Committee, Craft, Trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, 1967, Craft, Lived in Dallas 50 years, Griggs Park, Only black park, Swimming pools, Black schools, Inherited old white schools, Locations, Playgrounds, De facto segregation, Discrimination, Griggs Park (again), Other black facilities, City Park Board policy, Golf courses, To Dallas, Aged 23, Description, Outer city limits, Lover's Lane, Buildings, Household items, Trip to Los Angeles, California

Range Dates: c. 1925-1974

Bulk Dates: 1955-1974

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