Dr. Shirley Robinson Sprinkles
The StoryCorps mobile booth is in Austin this month collecting stories from your fellow central Texans; we’ll be airing those stories every Monday and Wednesday morning here on KUT and archiving them here.
After spending many years in classrooms across the country, Dr. Shirley Robinson Sprinkles is now semi-retired and living in Austin with her husband Leo. Though born in Texas, Dr. Sprinkles spent many of her formative years in Arizona, where she attended the all-black Dunbar school before desegregation came to Tuscon in 1951, resulting in her moving to the Mansfield school as one of only two African-American students.
The educator and author visited the StoryCorps mobile booth recently and shared some memories of those school days.