Carol O'Gilvie

Date: May 12, 2007
Interviewers: Nina ('07), Hazel ('07), Allison ('07) with Howard Levin
Location: San Francisco, CA

In 1934, Carol O'Gilvie was born in Marshall, Texas. She grew up in nearby Shreveport, Louisiana before moving back and forth from San Francisco to Texas from 1944 onward. After getting a degree in teaching from Wiley College in Marshall, she taught at a high school in Longview, Texas for ten years, from 1953 to 1963. She then got a master's degree in business from San Francisco State University, one of the first black women in the school to do so. She continued her career in education as a teacher and administrator in Berkeley, involved in the schools' process of integration. As a resident of the Fillmore, she has witnessed firsthand the changes that redevelopment has made on her life and community.

This interview represents a collaboration with Urban School's San Francisco History course, led by faculty member, Dan Matz.

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