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Fannie Robinson and Nadine Lockard interview, 2017-07-11

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005

Scope and Contents

In this interview, Fannie Robinson and her daughter Nadine Lockard discuss moving into a predominantly white neighborhood in Washington, D.C., attending an interracial church, and Lockard's experience in the D.C. school system. Nadine also speaks about becoming a special education teacher in the District. Robinson explains working in school lunch rooms and at the Marriott Hadsa. Robinson describes her husbands and boyfriends.


  • Creation: 2017-07-11


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Biographical / Historical

Fannie Robinson was born in 1926 in Emella, Alabama and grew up in St. Louis. In 1959, she moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband, who was stationed there in the Navy. While her children attended school, Robinson worked in school lunch rooms and at a Marriott hotel. Nadine Lockard moved to D.C. with her parents in 1959, when she was in the 4th grade. She attended La Salle Elementary School, Bertie Backus Junior High School, and Coolidge High School. After graduating from the DC Teachers College and a program called Teacher Core Portal, Lockard became a special education teacher at various schools around the District.


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001