A radio documentary produced by Franklin Middle School girls with
guidance from WILL-AM
"My name is Tiera Campbell. I am very talented at singing. I also enjoy
writing my own lyrics. Also, on my spare time, I like watching T.V.,
hanging out with my friends, and going to the mall to shop."
interviewed Kathleen Slates.
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Slates was born in Urbana in 1940. She has worked in a variety of office
work. In high school, she picketed local department stores in the late
1950s over their hiring practices.
listen to the entire interview
the interview transcript
grandmother and her sister...didn't have an opportunity to go to school,
and so their feeling was you have this opportunity, you take advantage
"In all-Black schools...if you didn't get good grades they wanted to
"Our senior trip was to Miami, Florida, which was segregated...Black
students couldn't stay in the hotels..."
"They were not allowed to enter the hotel through the front
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