In this interview, Dorothy A. Kee discusses her thirty year long career as a teacher and central member to the Coffeeville community. She begins by detailing her parents quest and triumph for Black self-sufficiency as landowners. She reflects on her early childhood experiences with creative problem solving to maintain independence. She emphasizes the importance of education bestowed on to her and her siblings by their parents. Next, she describes the unique challenges she faces as a Black teacher in Coffeeville with a father who is a civil rights activist. She concludes with in depth analysis of her legacy as a pillar of the community.
1 hr 20 min
African American Studies | American Studies | Oral History
Kee, Dorothy A. and Burns, Keon A., "Kee, Dorothy" (2019). Black Families of Yalobusha County Oral History Project. 5.