Edwin Dorn


Interviewed by Reece Tao, March 18, 2017
"I clearly remember the overarching the nature, the liquidus nature, of segregation, of Jim Crow -- the limits on freedom and the psychological effects on African Americans."
Edwin Dorn

Introductory Profile: About Edwin Dorn

My Interviewee’s name is Edwin Dorn. He is my younger brother’s best friend’s father and is a close family friend. He is 85 years-old, a native Texan, and currently lives in Austin. He received a PhD from Yale, and currently teaches public policy at the University of Texas. He enjoys drinking margaritas and has a talent for making them. (I wouldn’t know though, my mother and father had told me how good they are.)

Edwin talks about Jim Crow laws and the nature of schools during the 1950s and 1960s. He explains his time in segregation and the racism he endured. He also tells how he was encouraged to fight it with education by his family and teachers.