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Interview with Dr. W. Ferguson Reid

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Creator:Reid, W. Ferguson (William Ferguson), 1925-
Creator:Carrington, Ronald E.
Title:Interview with Dr. W. Ferguson Reid
Date:2003 Mar. 21

Dr. W. Ferguson Reid, surgeon, first African American elected to the Virginia General Assembly since Reconstruction. Issues discussed include: racial segregation in Richmond and Virginia; the Richmond Crusade for Voters; the Democratic Party and the Byrd Machine; the Poll Tax; John Mitchell and The Planet; the NAACP; the Medical College of Virginia; and racism in the medical community.

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:Oral histories | MovingImage
Subjects:Reid, W. Ferguson (William Ferguson), 1925- --Interviews | African Americans--Virginia--Richmond--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Virginia--Richmond | African American civil rights workers--Virginia--Richmond | African American surgeons--Virginia--Richmond | Discrimination in housing--Virginia | Discrimination in education--Virginia--Richmond | African Americans--Education--Virginia--Richmond | Segregation--Virginia--Richmond | Intimidation--Virginia--Richmond | Richmond (Va.)--Race relations--History--20th century | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Discrimination in medical care--Virginia | Discrimination in medical education--Virginia | Medicine--Societies, etc. | African Americans--Politics and government--Virginia--Richmond | United States, Virginia, Richmond, 37.5537575, -77.4602617
Collection:Voices of Freedom: The Virginia Civil Rights Movement
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Contributors:VCU Libraries. JBC Special Collections
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Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative

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