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Document Details


Title: Isidore J. Lamothe
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures
Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
Description: Dr. Lamothe grew up in Louisiana and attended Howard University Medical School in Washington, D.C. He speaks about discrimination in school, the military during the Korean War, and being an intern in a racially segregated, "Negroes-only" hospital in St. Louis. He moved to Marshall, Texas, after the war and served as a general practitioner for the black families. He relates stories about the discriminating practices of the "all-white" hospital administration and the Texas State Medical Association. Marshall's early civil rights leaders and the community's attempts to boycott and force change within the legal system are presented.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lamothe, Isidore J.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Physician
Document location: Marshall, TX
Document date: 18-Oct-1993
Interviewer: Wolfe, Cheri
Locations discussed: North America; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Community; Culture; Local history; North America; Oral history; San Antonio, TX; Texas; Texas--History; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029048-32085