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Virginia

In this interview, Anne Hamlett discusses her teaching style and methods as a US government teacher in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

In this interview, Audrey Perry Williams discusses growing up in Newport News, her teacher training at Norfolk State, and her career in education…

In this interview, Berdell Fleming discusses her life teaching special education to preschoolers and the lessons she learned from them. She also…

In this interview, Bernice Bundick discusses her experiences teaching Business Education in Charlottesville and Norkfolk, Virginia. Growing up in…

In this interview, Clevester Logan discusses growing up in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, as a student at Virginia State University, as a soldier…

In this interview, Corlis Anderson discusses her successes and challenges teaching health and physical education in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In this interview, Diane Price discusses growing up in a military family and living in multiple countries before attending Howard University. She…

In this interview, Donald Barry Carnes recalls growing up in Lancaster County, South Carolina and Hamlet, North Carolina. He discusses attending…

In this interview, Dorothy Braxton Davis talks about growing up in Augusta County, VA. Living in the Fishersville community, she discusses her…

In this interview, Dorothy Dunnings talks about her time studying art education at Morgan State University. She began teaching art at Staunton,…

In this interview, Dorothy Rice talks about going to an integrated elementary school and how her experiences differed from elementary school to…

In this interview, Aubrey Escoffery discusses growing up in New Haven, Connecticut in the 1920s and 30s. Many of his friends dropped out of high…

In this Interview, Dr. Charles Dunning II discusses the role of the Black church and activists within the Black church in the Civil Rights…

In this interview, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber discusses her experiences teaching in integrated schools throughout Virginia and the ways in which…

In this interview, Dr. Horace Rice recalls growing up in Pacolet, South Carolina and attending Johnson C. Smith University. He discusses his long…

In this interview, Dr. Margaret Bristow recalls growing up in Newport News, Virginia and attending Huntington High School. She discusses her…

In this interview, Dr. Owen Cardwell of Lynchburg, Virginia discusses his historic act of desegregating the all white E.C. Glass High School in…

In this interview, Dr. Shirley Logan discusses growing up in Richmond and her time as a student at Virginia Union University. She talks about her…

In this interview, Druscilla Lee talks about her experiences attending the segregated Jefferson School for both elementary and high school. She…

In this interview, Earl Woods recalls his memories of attending a Rosenwald school in Waynesboro, VA. He eventually attended Kate Collins (middle…

In this interview, Emma Flood discusses her love and passion for teaching middle school social studies in Virginia for 42 years. She was clearly a…

In this interview, Ernest Holley discusses his experiences teaching science at the segregated Booker T. Washington High and the desegregated…

In this interview, Florence Oliver discusses growing up, attending school, and then teaching in Nottoway County, VA. She recalls attending…

In this interview, Geral T. Butler discusses growing up in Lynchburg, Virginia and attending the historic Dunbar High School in the late 1950s and…

In this interview,Harriet Johnson discusses growing up in Norfolk, Virginia and teaching English in Norfolk and Lynchburg, Virginia schools.

In this interview, Hattie Suber recalls growing up in Newport News, Virginia. After graduating from Huntington High School, she attended Hampton…

In this interview, Helen Becks discusses her time growing up in Staunton, VA and attending the Augusta County Training School and Booker T.…

In this interview, James Bryant discusses his experience attending the segregated Jefferson School and the challenges and discrimination he faced…

In this interview, Jana Usry discusses growing up in Richmond, VA, attending Mary Washington College, working as a teacher with students with…

In this interview, Janette Boyd Martin discusses her experience teaching fourth grade language arts and social studies. She also mentions how…

In this interview, Jennifer Petticolas discusses growing up in Lynchburg, Virginia, attending college in Salisbury, North Carolina, teaching in…

In this interview, Jennifer Thomson discusses the history of Susie Gibson High School and the life of the educator it was named after--Susie…

In this interview, John Gaines III talks about his education at Jackson P. Burley High School, the Hampton Institute, and the University of…

In this interview, Leslie Bowers of Chicago, Illinois discusses coming of age attending Catholic schools. These experiences would later shape her…

In this interview, Lynn Boyd discusses: her experiences as a student in Kinston, North Carolina; receiving teacher training in Elizabeth City;…

In this interview, Nelson Graves, Jr. talks about his time at D. Webster Davis Elementary School, Booker T. Washington High School, and Saint Paul…

In this interview, Patricia Austin Hogue talks about growing up in Bedford County, Virginia and attending Lynchburg College. She discusses her…

In this interview, Patricia (Pat) Edwards talks about growing up and teaching in Charlottesville, VA. After attending Hampton Institute and…

In this interview, Richard Williams talks about growing up in Fishersville, Virginia. He shares his experience as a student at Central Augusta…

In this interview, Robert Meadows talks about his life in Lynchburg, Virginia, growing up in a close African American community, and schooling at…

In this interview, Russell Hopson discusses growing up in Hampton, Virginia. He attended school at North Carolina Central University in Durham and…

In this interview, Sheron White discusses growing up in Lynchburg, Virginia and her experiences teaching in Lynchburg City Schools, Baltimore…

In this interview, Steven James discusses growing up in segregated Hickory, North Carolina and then his teaching career that started in Catawba…

In this interview, Sylvia Elder talks about her time at Norfolk State studying to be a health and physical education teacher before becoming a…

In this interview Thelma Newman discusses her experiences as a student at Round Hill Elementary and Booker T. Washington High School in Virginia.…

In this interview, Thomasina Binga recalls attending the Palmer Memorial Institute School in Sedalia, North Carolina. She graduated from Winston-…

In this interview, Yvette Miller discusses her experiences teaching home economics in Campbell County and as an administrator for Lynchburg City…

South Carolina

In this interview, Arthur “Skeet” Lowry discusses his life growing up in York, South Carolina and how he had very little but found great meaning…

In this interview, Belinda Spears discusses growing up and going to school in Bennettesville, South Carolina, going to Winthrop College, and…

In this interview, Benton Langston talks about growing up in Florence County, South Carolina. He attended a Rosenwald School and graduated high…

In this interview, Bettye Gathings talks about her time growing up in York, South Carolina and her experience graduating from Columbia University…

In this interview, Carolyn Addison, a Mississippi native, discusses her career teaching English and Black History in the early 1970s in the newly…

In this interview, David Jenkins discusses fairness in his classroom, the influence of the Palmetto Education Association on his teaching, and his…

In this interview, Lula Mae Robinson discusses her experiences teaching in an integrated school in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

In this interview, Shephard Johnson recalls growing up and attending school in Jim Crow South Carolina. His education was interrupted when he was…

In this interview, Walter Banks White talks of his time growing up in a caring community in Rock Hill, South Carolina and how he initially wanted…

North Carolina

In this interview, Charles Love discusses coming of age in Gastonia, NC, his civil rights activism, and his experiences as a teacher,…

In this interview, Dr. Tom Hanchett discusses his research and findings about the history of desegregation in North Carolina and specifically the…

In this interview, Gladys Walker discusses growing up in Rock Hill, South Carolina and her experiences with teachers in segregated schools. She…

Disclaimer

Feel free to use and cite our interviews for your research! When utilizing our oral history collection, please give attribution to the interviewer, interviewee, and the Teachers in the Movement Project. The project is housed in the UVA School of Education and Human Development.

We encourage adherence to the Oral History Association's Best Practices when accessing, using, and citing any Teachers in the Movement interview or resource. These practices include: 

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