Wilmer Amina Carter

Oral History Interview with Wilmer Amina Carter, June 3, 2015. CSUSB Oral History Archive

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HIST 324 – WAC transcript

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Interview
HIST 324 – Questions for Amina Carter

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HIST 324 – WAC paper

Abstract
Former Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter represented the 62nd District in the California Assembly from December 2006 to November 2012. Carter, originally from Mississippi, graduated from three educational facilities in San Bernardino (San Bernardino High School, San Bernardino Valley College, and CSU San Bernardino). Her career highlights include sixteen years as a trustee with the Rialto Unified School District and twenty-three years as a staff member for the late Congressman George E. Brown Jr. In recognition of her decades of service, a Rialto high school was named for her in 2001—the first high school in the Inland Empire named after a living African-American woman. Carter has been involved in more than thirty local and national organizations, each serving her advocacy for small business ownership, career development, public health, and African-American interests. This interview covers Carter’s upbringing in Mississippi and the San Bernardino region, her attendance at CSU San Bernardino, her work with CSUSB’s first class of African-American students, and her involvement in local California politics.

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Subjects
Southern States–Economic conditions
Mississippi–Race relations
California–Race relations
Political campaigns — California — History — 21st century
Great Migration
Bethune, Mary McLeod
Haight, Dorothy
National Council of Negro Women