Tate, Ellen

Tate, Ellen
Tate, Ellen, interviewee; Montecinos, Valentina, interviewer;
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ABSTRACT: Ellen Tate describes growing up in Philadelphia; moving frequently with her husband, Penfield Tate II, while he was in the military; and moving to Boulder in 1967. She speaks about experiences as an African American, experiencing racism while traveling in the 1960s, creating a sense of black community in Boulder, and race relations in general in Boulder.


People: Penfield Tate II, Penfield Tate III, Paula Tate, Gail Tate


Places: Boulder, Philadelphia (PA)


Topics: schooling in Philadelphia, race relations while growing up, childhood friends and social life, early married life with husband in military, living in many locations, experiences with racism while living in various places and while traveling in the 1960s, being an independent woman, move to Boulder in 1967, problems experienced by black students in high school during the civil rights era, heritage school for black students in Boulder, raising her children in Boulder, role of church in their family’s life, creating black community in Boulder, job at the Boulder Public Library, United Black Women of Boulder Valley, need for younger generation of African American residents to organize, her family’s experiences in Boulder as African Americans, changes in Boulder since the 1960s, travel, growing up in an integrated neighborhood in Philadelphia.


Tate, Ellen
Tate, Gail.
Tate, Paula.
Tate, Penfield W. II, 1931-1993.
Tate, Penfield III.
African Americans Social conditions.
African Americans Colorado Boulder.
Boulder Public Library Employees.
Race relations United States.
Racism United States.
Boulder (Colo.) History.
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