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Interview with Thomas S. Hardy

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Creator:Hardy, Thomas S.
Title:Interview with Thomas S. Hardy
Date:2003 Mar. 21
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Thomas S. Hardy -- A long time resident of Surry County, Virginia, Mr. Hardy was a shipyard worker and community activist. He discussed the work that he and other activists have pursued in Surry County, Virginia. He also discussed: his life as a Korean War veteran in segregated Virginia; Isle of Wight County, Virginia; Surry Training School; Fort Pickett; Voter registration; the Surry County Improvement Association; the Surry Assembly; the Poll tax; segregation and separation of facilities in the Norfolk Navy Shipyard; the Klu Klux Klan in Surry County; Gerald Poindexter; Don Anderson and political organization.

This interview was conducted March 21, 2003 at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Ronald E. Carrington, President of Media Consultants Global, Inc. of Richmond, was the director-producer of the video taping and interviewed the interviewees. Historian Dr. Betsy Brinson conducted preliminary oral interviews. The text of the oral history was transcribed by Halasz Reporting and Video, Richmond. Other editing by the staff of Special Collections and Archives, VCU Libraries.

Types:Moving images | Oral histories
Subjects:Hardy, Thomas S.--Interviews | Anderson, Don, 1932-2004 | Pettaway, C. C. | African Americans--Virginia--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Virginia--Surry County | Surry County (Va.)--Race relations--History--20th century | African American civil rights workers--Virginia--Surry County | Discrimination in education--Virginia--Surry County | African American schools--Virginia--Surry County | Civil rights demonstrations--Virginia--Surry County | Direct action--Virginia--Surry County | African Americans--Education--Virginia--Surry County | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | African American soldiers | Voter registration--Virginia--Surry County | African Americans--Suffrage--Virginia--Surry County | Surry County Improvement Association | African Americans--Virginia--Surry County--Politics and government | Surry County (Va.)
Collection:Voices of Freedom: The Virginia Civil Rights Movement
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Contributors:Carrington, Ronald E. | Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries | Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative
Persistent Link to Item:http://dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/voices,3