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Virginia Simms George oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Northborough, Massachusetts, 2013-08-24

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Crosby, Emilye
Creator:George, Virginia Simms, 1940-
Title:Virginia Simms George oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Northborough, Massachusetts, 2013-08-24
Date:2013 Aug. 24
Description:

Virginia Simms George remembers growing up in segregated Newport News, Virginia, attending Virginia Union University, and her desire to become a lawyer. She recalls participating in a protest at Thalhimers department store in Richmond, Virginia. She discusses her work as a teacher, counselor, and volunteering for many organizations. She also discusses the commemoration of the protests in Richmond, and her thoughts on racism and other civil rights issues today.

Types:Oral histories (literary works) | Interviews | Transcripts | Moving images | MovingImage | Text
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights demonstrations--Virginia--Richmond | African American civil rights workers--Virginia--Interviews | Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.) | United States, Massachusetts, Northborough, 42.319538, -71.6411786 | United States, Massachusetts, Worcester County, 42.351399, -71.9077397
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0105/