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Personal data for Vicki Richardson
Personal data for Vicki Richardson
Digital IDohr000386
TitlePersonal data for Vicki Richardson
NarratorRichardson, Vicki
Birth Date1945
Place of BirthWilmington
County of BirthNew Castle County
State of BirthDelaware state
Country of BirthUnited States of America;
Home TownWilmington
HT CountyNew Castle county
HT StateDelaware state
HT CountryUnited States of America;
Material SetRichardson, Vicki
Description. As a high school junior in Wilmington, Delaware, Vicki 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. Collection items for Vicki Richardson include: interview transcript; audio clip.
Link to Interview Transcript
Link to Interview Audio Clip
SourceCT247.R52 2007
Original CollectionAfrican Americans in Las Vegas: A Collaborative Oral History Project
Subject (FAST)Personal narratives
DC TypeText
Genre (TGM)Documents
Specific Genre (LCSH)Personal data
RightsThis material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction; but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission. For further information please contact Digital Collections:
Digital PublisherUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas
Digital CollectionThe African American Experience in Las Vegas
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