- Carver-VCU Partnership Oral History Collection
- Roy A. West interview (2000-04-05)
- Contributor to Resource:
- Carver-VCU Partnership
James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives
- Richmond, Va. : VCU Libraries
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- African American neighborhoods--Virginia--Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth University
Community and college--Virginia--Richmond
City planning--Citizen participation
Segregation in education--Virginia--Richmond
Richmond (Va.)--Politics and government
African American civic leaders--Virginia--Richmond--Interviews
West, Roy. A.--Interviews
- West, Roy A.
Hill, Kathryn Colwell
- United States, Virginia, City of Richmond, 37.55376, -77.46026
- sound recordings
oral histories (literary works)
- In this interview, Dr. Roy West, former city councilman (1982-1994) and former mayor of Richmond (1982-1988), discusses his involvement with the Carver community in Richmond, Va. Dr. West addresses issues such as deterioration in the community; the effect of the conservation district designation on Carver; community-government relations regarding redevelopment; racial disparity in higher education; his involvement in public education; and the massive resistance movement. Dr. West also recalls the reorganization of high schools in Richmond, including leadership involved in the decision and the effect on public education and the Carver neighborhood; the work of Madeline Peters, a Carver resident who was one of the civic leaders in the community; and challenges facing the community with its relationship with VCU.
Part of a series of interviews conducted as part of a Carver-VCU Partnership project documenting the history of the Carver neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia.
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- Track 1: 86.9 MB (47 minutes, 27 seconds); Track 2: 69.2 MB (37 minutes, 47 seconds)
- Original Collection:
- Carver Living Newspaper Project
Carver Neighborhood - VCU Partnership Archives, RG 59-1
- Contributing Institution:
- James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives