Watts explains how her experience at SIU Carbondale was a culture shock. She became an activist advocate for racial justice at this time.
Beverly Watts is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Commission on Human Rights. In her position as Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, she initiated the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
This interview took place on September 11, 2014 as part of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and University of Kentucky Libraries.
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Interviewer: Betty Baye
Videographer: Joanna Hay