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Gail Smith interview (2014-03-28)

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Creator:Smith, Gail P. (interviewee)
Creator:Miller, Alyce P. (interviewer)
Creator:Daugherity, Brian J., 1972- (contributor)
Creator:Daugherity, Brian J., 1972- (contributor)
Creator:Silvent, Christopher (contributor)
Creator:James Branch Cabell Library, Special Collections and Archives (contributor)
Title:Gail Smith interview (2014-03-28)
Date:2014 Mar. 28
Description:

In this interview, Gail Smith discusses her childhood and the community in Goochland County, Virginia, in the 1950s; her grandmother's position in the community as a local business owner; and her careers in New York City and Richmond. She recounts memories of attending Second Union School, Central Elementary School and Central High School; describing the curriculum, the principals and teachers, and some of the recreational activities offered at those schools, such as the May Day program. Gail Smith comments on Second Union School's use by the local church after area schools integrated. She also discusses her perception of race relations and desegregation in the Goochland area.

An interview conducted as part of the Goochland County Rosenwald Schools Oral History Project, 2013-2015, documenting education in Goochland County, Virginia, particularly the impact of the Rosenwald Schools, and the differences between the education offered to white and black students during the period the Rosenwald Schools operated.

Includes transcription of entire interview in PDF format (44 pages).Call number: LA380.G66

Call number: LA380.G66

Types:interviews | Text | MovingImage
Subjects:Smith, Gail P. | African American neighborhoods -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African American schools -- Virginia -- Goochland County | School integration -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African Americans -- Education -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African American students -- Recreation -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African American schools -- Curricula -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African American teachers -- Virginia -- Goochland County | Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings | Smith, Gail P. -- Interviews | Smith, Gail P. -- Childhood and youth -- AnecdotesGoochland County (Va.) -- Race relations | United States, Virginia, Goochland County, 37.7204342, -77.8837984
Collection:Goochland County Rosenwald Schools Oral History Project, 2013-2015
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Contributors:James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives
Original Material:

Goochland County Rosenwald Schools Oral History Project, 2013-2015

Richmond, Va. : VCU Libraries

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Original oral history: Gail Smith interview (2014-03-28), Goochland County Rosenwald Schools Oral History Project, 2013-2015, M 501, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Persistent Link to Item:https://digital.library.vcu.edu/islandora/object/vcu%3A33988