Carolyn Addison

In this interview, Carolyn Addison, a Mississippi native, discusses her career teaching English and Black History in the early 1970s in the newly desgregated Cheraw High School in Cheraw, SC. Addison describes the curriclum and pedagogical strategies that she employed in her classroom, and later discusses the impact that she would have on hundreds of students as a guidance counselor. A graduate of Jackson State University, Addison recounts "A Tale of Two Colleges"--as she bore witness to the Jackson State killings on May 15, 1970--and compares the coverage of the massacre to the Kent State shootings which occured at the historically white Kent State University on May 4, 1970.

South Carolina
School Level


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