Derryle Peace, Oral History
This an oral history interview with Derryle Peace. It was conducted on December 8, 2009 at the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus. The interviewers are Dr. James Conrad and Dr. Shannon Carter.
Derryle Peace is an East Texas State University (ETSU) alumni, and current Director of Alumni Relations at Texas A&M-Commerce. His main fields of study were counseling and sociology. Peace credits family, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. Robert Gold, his major advisor at ETSU, as major influences in his life.
This interview focuses on Derryle Peace's experiences growing up in Dallas, Texas, and how his family and his environment shaped who he was. Peace also details what it was like being a Black student on the campus of East Texas State University in the 1970s.
Peace joined a fraternity on campus and took on a leadership role within the campus Greek Community. Fraternities and sororities completed community service projects to make positive contributions to their communities, and his fraternity did service projects to benefit the Norris Community in Commerce, which was the Black Community.
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Special Collections and University Archives
Peace, Derryle; Carter, Shannon; Conrad, James; and Converging Literacies Center, "Derryle Peace, Oral History" (2009-12-08). All Oral Histories. 42.
East Texas State University; African Americans -- History
Norris Community; Texas A&M University-Commerce; TAMUC; ETSU