Ola Mapp, (born St. Ola DeShields, 1915-2009), is interviewed by Edward Clark Smith on October 2, 1987 as a part of the Western North Carolina Tomorrow Black Oral History Project. Born in 1916, Mapp moved to Asheville in 1921. She talks about her parent’s involvement with the New Mount Olive Baptist Church, and attending Hill Street School, Livingston, and Stephens Lee High School. She married just after high school and had eight children, creating a bustling household. Mapp and her husband Walter H. (Howard) Mapp (1909-1993) were both very involved in community organizations such as the PTA (Parent Teacher Association), Boy Scouts, United Way, and 4-H. Mapp shares her thoughts on segregation and integration.