Kathleen (O’Connor) Sullivan was born in 1934 in Trinidad, West Indies, and grew up there until she traveled to Scarsdale, New York in 1950 to work as an au pair for her aunt and uncle. She met Jerry Sullivan in 1951, and the two were married in 1953. From that time on, she viewed herself as a career homemaker, raising six children in a very successful marriage. Kathleen talks extensively about the multicultural and multiracial society that she remembers during her childhood in the island country of Trinidad and Tobago, just north of Venezuela.
Seeing New York
Inteview Session 01 (Audio)
Kathleen Sullivan's entire interview in the 'Illinois Statecraft-ERA Fight in Illinois' page.
Brighton Camp in Trinidad, West Indies where Kathleen spent her formative years.
Brighton Camp in Trinidad, West Indies
Kathleen and Jerry Sullivan relax during a vacation to the Smokey Mountains in 1962.