Yvonne Clark and Carol Lawson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 2, 2007

Yvonne Young Clark tells her daughter, Carol Lawson, how the 1957 Society of Women Engineers national convention in Houston was almost canceled when the hotel was reluctant to let her participate because of her race. Clark is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Tennessee State University, a Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator Award recipient, and a SWE Fellow.

This recording is Clip 2 of 4. Click on the "Clark / Lawson Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2007 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded October 26, 2007 at the Society of Women Engineers WE07 National Conference in Nashville, TN as part of StoryCorps (www.storycorps.net), a nationwide initiative of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.