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|Creator:||Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)|
|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|
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 (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource|
|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 | United States, Massachusetts, Worcester County, 42.351399, -71.9077397|
|Collection:||Civil Rights History Project|
|Institution:||Library of Congress|
|Contributors:||American Folklife Center|
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0105/|