Online Collection

Betty Culbreath Oral History

Object Number: 2011.001.0039
Category: Oral Histories
Oral history interview subject: Betty Culbreath
Oral history interviewer: Stephen Fagin
Type of Object: Oral history
Dimensions: 63 Minutes
Medium: DVD-R
Videotaped oral history interview with Betty Culbreath. A longtime community leader, and director of Dallas County Health and Human Services for more than two decades, Culbreath became active in the civil rights movement while attending the University of Texas at Austin. She participated in protests and sit-ins, including a filmed altercation that aired on local television.

Interview conducted at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on April 26, 2011 by Associate Curator Stephen Fagin. The interview is one hour and three minutes long.

The video attached to this record is an excerpt. The entire interview is available in our Reading Room to on-site researchers or by submitting a Rights & Reproductions Request Form.
Curator's Notes

Ms. Culbreath has remained active since recording this oral history in 2011.  In 2013, she was once again appointed to the Dallas Plan Commission, having previously been a member from 1988 to 1994 and chairperson from 2006 to 2007. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator  

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