T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History Collection

 

ABSTRACT

 

INTERVIEWEE NAME:    Rita Blacher                            COLLECTION:       4700.0653

 

IDENTIFICATION:    1977 McKinley High School graduate, Baton Rouge native

 

INTERVIEWER:     Carmen Posey

 

PROJECT:    McKinley 1: History of McKinley High School

 

INTERVIEW DATES:        June 22, 1995

 

FOCUS DATES:      1975 - 1977

 

ABSTRACT:

 

Tape 943, Side A

Born in Baton Rouge in 1959 to Beverly and Harold Blacher; parents attended McKinley but dropped out before graduating; current job as an accountant has to do with her interest in math during high school; attended McKinley High School from 1975-1977; discussion of typical day, academics, and sports at McKinley; the school was known for basketball; favorite teacher was Miss Wagner; fondly remembers being on the homecoming court her senior year; went to Xavier after graduating; differences she sees in McKinley now versus McKinley when she attended - more white students and not as much unity within the school; McKinley girls dating Capitol High School boys; gives advice to aspiring graduates of McKinley.

 

 

TAPES:    1 (T943)                            TOTAL PLAYING TIME:     9 minutes    

 

# PAGES TRANSCRIPT:   9 pages

 

OTHER MATERIALS:        Interviewer’s Notes/Word List, Correspondence     

 

RESTRICTIONS:                None