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Jennie B. Parker

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note: Jennie Borden Parker was born October 26, 1919, in Illinois. After attending Greenville College, she worked as a school teacher, research assistant, and community activist. In 1951, Parker moved from Illinois to Greensboro when her husband, Dr. Franklin D. Parker, was appointed professor of history at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She quickly became active in interracial groups and served on the Interracial Commission in the mid-1950s. Parker became active in local politics in 1968 and helped to organize the Reformed Democrats. Parker died in Greensboro, North Carolina, on September 11, 1995, at the age of 75.

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Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with Franklin and Jennie Parker by William Link
Date: March 26, 1987
By: Jennie B. Parker
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of a March 26, 1987, interview conducted by William Link with Franklin and Jennie Parker, the Parkers recall anecdotes of their lives that trace the path of desegregation. They d...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Jennie Parker by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: Jennie B. Parker
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 and with Jennie and Franklin Parker primarily documents the Parkers' involvement in interracial activities and the...