Esther Lazarus interview
Esther Lazarus (1900-1980) was a social worker and the Director of the Baltimore Department of Welfare in Maryland, from 1953 until 1969. In this oral history interview, Lazarus discusses her career trajectory from its beginnings until her retirement. While speaking on her time as director, she explores her cooperation and conflict with Maryland politicians, particularly Theodore McKeldin. Lazarus also discusses the involvement of white people generally with the contemporary civil rights movement, and her personal life in Baltimore as a Jewish woman.