In this interview, Steven James discusses growing up in segregated Hickory, North Carolina and then his teaching career that started in Catawba County, NC before moving to and teaching in Hampton, VA. He became involved in music in school as he grew up, went to Winstom-Salem State Teachers College and became certified in elementary and music education. He talks about the different civil rights organizations he was in involved with and his pedagogy that taught the importance of African and African American history through music.
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