In this interview, Beatrice Elizabeth Coleman discusses her career as a teacher in normal schools in North Carolina and Pennsylvania; the Black communities in Providence and at Brown and Pembroke in the early twentieth century; and her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. At the time of the interview she was 102 years old.
Recorded on May 24, 2006
Interviewed by Jane Lancaster
Topics: 1920s, Employment, Providence, Race Relations, Racial Segregation, Sororities, Black Students, Students of Color