Title: Oral History Interview with Elizabeth Brown, June 17, 2005. Interview U-0019.
Interviewer: Hill, Kimberly
Interviewee: Brown, Elizabeth
Subjects: School integration--Alabama Teachers--Alabama--Birmingham. Catholic schools--Alabama--Birmingham. Catholic schools--Alabama--History--20th century. Civil rights movements.
Abstract: Elizabeth Brown, a white teacher who taught at John Carroll High School in Birmingham, Alabama, describes desegregation and its legacies in her city. While Brooks offers few details of the desegregation process, and remembers the racism of some white students, she recalls a relatively smooth transition at her high school. Despite the success of desegregation, she worries that prejudice endures, whether in the form of classism, sexism, or homophobia.