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Calvin Hopkins interview (2014-03-21)

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Creator:Hopkins, Calvin (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:Calvin Hopkins interview (2014-03-21)
Date:2014 Mar. 21

In this interview, Calvin Hopkins discusses his family background and his upbringing in Goochland County, Virginia. He describes his experiences attending Second Union School in the 1950s, including memories of the principal and teachers, student activities, the physical layout of the school, class subjects, and school resources. He also recalls his experiences as a substitute bus driver for Second Union School and recounts his experiences serving in the Air Force in the 1960s through the 1980s. Calvin Hopkin discusses how his educational background in Goochland County prepared him for his life after school, and comments on the impact a segregated education had on him and the community. He also describes efforts to preserve the Second Union building and convert it for use as a Rosenwald school museum.

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 (19 pages).Call number: LA380.G66

Call number: LA380.G66

Types:interviews | Text | MovingImage
Subjects:Hopkins, Calvin | African American schools -- Virginia -- Goochland County | School buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African Americans -- Education -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African American schools -- Museums -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African American schools -- Curricula -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African American teachers -- Virginia -- Goochland County | Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings | Hopkins, Calvin -- Interviews | Hopkins, Calvin -- 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
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Goochland County Rosenwald Schools Oral History Project, 2013-2015

Richmond, Va. : VCU Libraries

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Original oral history: Calvin Hopkins interview (2014-03-21), 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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