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Willie Mae Lee Crews, June 16, 2005. Interview U-0020.
African American Teacher Describes the Process of Desegregation and its Implications for Students in Birmingham, Alabama: Willie Mae Crews, the daughter of a sharecropper, was a teacher at Hayes High School, an African American school in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 1960s and 1970s. Crews describes Hayes as an excellent segregated school that did not benefit from the desegregation that began during the 1970-1971 school year.
Interviewee: Willie Mae Lee Crews    Interviewer: Kimberly Hill
Duration: 02:21:29     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 6 excerpts.