Tue July 12, 2011
StoryCorps Historias: Jean and Charlotte Christian
By Candace Murphy
Albuquerque, NM – Friends and family members are interviewing each other about their lives in StoryCorps booths across the country. Retired educator Jean Christian grew up in North Carolina and worked as a teacher in Richmond Virginia during the Civil Rights Movement. Here Jean talks with her daughter-in-law Charlotte Christian from Rio Rancho about the importance of education and the value of family. Charlotte wondered if having gone to segregated schools made it difficult for Jean to find work after college.
Their conversation was recorded last May at a StoryCorps mobile booth in Albuquerque. The StoryCorps Historias Albuquerque project was made possible with support from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.