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Kathryn Harris - Civil Rights Stories

Kathryn Harris, the Director of Library Services at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, was born in Carbondale, Illinois on December 5, 1947 to William and Eurma Hayes. This interview covers Kathryn’s experiences growing up in Carbondale, Illinois, her college years at Southern Illinois University and graduate school at the University of Illinois’s Library Sciences program. Of particular interest are Kathryn’s memories of her childhood on the east side of Carbondale, Illinois, part of a vibrant African-American community in the midst of a predominantly white community.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Kathryn's early life until high school

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Kathryn's high school and college careers

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

Kathryn's life and career after graduate school


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See also Katherine Harris as Harriet Tubman in Historians Speak

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