Audio produced by StoryCorps Studios in partnership with GBH Boston.
In this recording, Jessica Turk interviews her mother Lisa Turk about her childhood and education at a neighborhood school in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville. After the 7th grade, Lisa and her family went to Congo as missionaries for two years. She returned to Nashville from Africa the year the city’s public schools integrated. Lisa recalls the white flight from the schools at the time, and her parents’ willingness for her to participate in desegregation.
Audio recorded on May 20, 2023 at NPT in Nashville
View the full Pain & Promise collection: https://to.pbs.org/3EimBkV
Subscribe to the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE channel for more videos: @americanexperiencepbs