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Transcript of interview with Vicki Richardson by Claytee D. White, August 19, 2003


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2003-08-19 to 2004-01-29


Interview with Vicki Richardson conducted by Claytee D. White on August 19, 2003. As a high school junior in Wilmington, Delaware, Richardson was one of twelve African American students chosen to integrate the school system. A civil rights activist in high school and college, Richardson wrote letters to local newspapers and engaged in protests to desegregate public spaces. Inspired by Harlem Renaissance painters, Richardson paid her way through college by teaching art at a recreation center. She went on to Vanderbilt University and later the University of Chicago where she had a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study inner-city education. She taught at Forestville High School in Chicago where she was Chairwoman of the Art Department and later at Rancho High School in Las Vegas. Richardson owns Left of Center Art Gallery in North Las Vegas and several other local businesses.

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CT247 .R52 2007


Vicki Richardson oral history interview, 2003 January 29, 2003 August 19. OH-01566. [Transcript] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Veg


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