Beverly Doughty


As Interviewed by Henry Thompson, March 25, 2019
"I was denied the opportunity to purchase something because I was not a man."
Beverly Doughty

Introductory Profile: About Beverly doughty

My grandmother’s name is Beverly Doughty. She was born in 1943 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her dad worked as a geographer so she moved to Mexico City at a young age for him to do research.

She later moved back to New Mexico and then to Austin when she was 7 years old. She went to U.T where she met my grandfather. She was married to him for 51 years until he died a few years ago. She had two children, my mother and my uncle. As a family, they lived in Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Mobile, Alabama; and San Antonio, Texas. When her children where young she went back to college to finish her degree. She worked as an interior designer and as a teacher.

Beverly Doughty is 76 years old. She is 5'4" and has brown hair and brown eyes. She is quiet. She likes science. She also likes painting and making ceramics. She likes gardening and does a lot of health things like yoga.

I interviewed my grandmother about women's rights. She lived in the South for a long time and had some issues there. She did not have that many problems in the workplace or in school, but encountered sexism in everyday life during the 1970s and earlier. During the interview she seemed relaxed and open. I learned that America was really sexist not that long ago.