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Alberta Parrish interview (2014-02-19)

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

In this interview, Alberta Parrish discusses growing up in Goochland County, Virginia, in the 1930s through the 1950s. She describes her racially mixed neighborhood; memories of attending Bunker Hill School, Second Union School, and Central High School; her career as a beautician; and her participation in the PTA. Alberta Parrish provides a description of the physical layout and facilities of Bunker Hill School and Second Union School. She also comments on the segregation present in her community prior to school integration.

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 (26 pages).Call number: LA380.G66

Call number: LA380.G66

Types:interviews | Text | MovingImage
Subjects:Parrish, Alberta | African American schools -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African Americans -- Education -- Virginia -- Goochland County | Segregation in education -- Virginia -- Goochland County | School integration -- Virginia -- Goochland County | African American schools -- Curricula -- Virginia -- Goochland County | Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings | Parrish, Alberta -- Interviews | Parrish, Alberta -- 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: Alberta 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%3A34049