Walker, Eileen Lingham

Walker, Eileen Lingham
Walker, Eileen Lingham, 1941-, interviewee; Harper, Anthony, interviewer;
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People: Reginald Irving Lingham, Janice Lingham Osborne, Kendall Lingham, Frank Lingham, Lulu Lingham, Mary Parks Lingham, Irving Victor Lingham, Annie Horn


Places: Boulder


Topics: childhood in Boulder, being one of the few African Americans growing up in Boulder, interactions with non-black Boulder residents, history of the Lingham family in Boulder since the 1890s, jobs open to African Americans in the 1940s and 1950s, Second Baptist Church, family vacations in Denver and the mountains, Western State College (Gunnison), time spent in the Navy as a hospital corpsman, social life as a teenager, race and job promotions, work in the field of medical technology, Board of Directors of Arapahoe Community College, encouraging students to consider careers in medical fields, educating African Americans about health issues, living in Washington, D.C. compared to Boulder, under-representation of minorities in the health professions, missionary and ministry work, civil rights era of the 1960s, being sheltered from discrimination as a child, exposure to classical music through her father, community feeling in her 24th and Mapleton neighborhood.


Walker, Eileen Lingham, 1941-
Second Baptist Church (Boulder, Colo.)
African Americans Colorado Boulder History.
Minorities Medical care.
Missionaries China.
Race relations Colorado Boulder.
Boulder (Colo.) History.
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