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African American women school principals -- Mesa (Ariz.) -- Interviews

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Oral history interview with Ms. Veora Johnson, 2001 April 19, 2006 March

Identifier: MSAoh-j638a-V01

Johnson details her education in Texas and tells of her move to Mesa, Arizona, to teach public school. She discusses the history of the Mesa school system during segregation and after. She describes when the schools were integrated and what it was like being the first African American teacher at the Irving School. Johnson also gives some history of the Washington area and talks about race relations in Mesa.

Dates: 2001 April 19; Digitization: 2006 March