About the Author
Vida "Sister" Goldman Prince has been researching, conducting and recording oral history interviews for the past thirty years. Among her research and oral histories are works for Asian Americans, Holocaust survivors and, now, African American St. Louisans. She interviewed and recorded twenty-four subjects for this book, thirteen of whom are documented in That's the Way It Was: Stories of Struggle, Survival and Self-Respect in Twentieth-Century Black St. Louis
As chairman of the Oral History Project at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis, Prince interviews survivors, liberators, witnesses and rescuers, including people of other faiths. As a consultant, she developed an oral history project in Naples, Florida, for the Holocaust Center of Southwest Florida.