G.T.


As Interviewed by Maya Kini, March 13, 2019
"I realized I was not welcomed at a place that was supposed to be my safe haven. Where hopes and dreams are supposed to be cultivated. Instead I was looked at as if I was an intruder; as if I was something less than human."
G.T.

Introductory Profile: About G.T.

My interviewee, G.T., is an African-American born in Kerrville, Texas, in 1955. She was one of the many to experience some of our country's major events for black history in America. She experienced school integration during the Civil Rights movement, the assassination of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. She has gone through many hard times with our country to get to where she is now.

G.T. works in purchasing in Austin. She graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos and studied Business Administration. She moved to Austin seeking better experiences in January 1981 and has been living in Austin ever since. She realizes how much our country has changed since her childhood but still sees racism in action today in America. She is very proud of being an African-American and of how far this country has come and is ready to continue making change in America. She feels that sharing her story helps people understand the struggles it took to make change and hopes it will inspire generations to come.