The Oral History Initiative is a collaborative project of the AUM Department of History & World Cultures and the AUM Library. Through this work, we hope to ensure personal stories of historical events are preserved and easily accessible to the public. If interested in participating in this initiative as either an interviewee or interviewer, please contact Dr. Keith Krawczynski ( in the AUM Department of History & World Cultures.






Fernandez, Kimberlee , Mitchell, Sally

In this interview conducted by Kimberlee K. Fernandez, Mrs. Mitchell recalls her experience during the desegregation of Montgomery Public Schools in the 1960s, both as a parent and PTA member. She recounts observing the integration of the white PTA and the Black PTA in the late 1970s. Mrs. Mitchell also provides insight on state government activities in the 1980s, as well as Montgomery Public Schools in the 1990s and early 2000s.