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Curtis Parrish interview (2014-02-19)

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Creator:Parrish, Curtis (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:Curtis Parrish interview (2014-02-19)
Date:2014 Feb. 19
Description:

In this interview, Curtis Parrish discusses his family background and childhood on a farm in Goochland County, Virginia; his memories of Chapel Hill School and Central High School; and his careers in the military, the printing business, and the funerary business. He discusses the principals and teachers at Chapel Hill School and Central High School, the layout of the classrooms, and subjects taught. Curtis Parrish describes efforts by his father and other community members to procure supplies for the students at the area Rosenwald schools. He also talks about problems with the current educational system; and the difficult public school environment his children encountered in Philadelphia, Pa.

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 (20 pages).Call number: LA380.G66

Call number: LA380.G66

Types:interviews | Text | MovingImage
Subjects:African American schools -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African Americans -- Education -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African American schools -- Curricula -- Virginia -- Goochland County | Community activists -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African American teachers -- Virginia -- Goochland County | Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings | Parrish, Curtis -- Interviews | Parrish, Curtis -- 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: Curtis Parrish interview (2014-02-19), 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%3A34034