The Resource Oral history interview, Deborah Sease Allen ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Deborah Sease Allen ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens, (sound recording)

Oral history interview
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Sease Allen ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens
Records the reminiscences of Deborah Sease Allen, who was an elementary school student in Waynesboro, Va. in the mid 1960s, during the time of school integration. Describes the arrival of white students and teachers at her school, the formerly all black Rosenwald School, in her fifth grade year. Compares the teaching styles of several teachers . Discusses her experiences at Kate Collins Middle School. Comments on socio-economic differences between students, interracial tensions, and long lasting friendships. Recalls various aspects of student life at Waynesboro High School, including faculty, staff and classmates. Relates her experiences in Upward Bound program sponsored by the University of Virginia, which prepares low-income students for post-secondary education. Closes with a discussion of her graduation from the Washington Business School and her reflections on school integration and its effects on herself and her peers
Cataloging source
Date time place
Recorded December 29, 2001
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 24-3a - 24-3b.
Oral history interview, Deborah Sease Allen ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens, (sound recording)
  • Complete transcription of tape available in Special Collections
  • STACK COPY: Transcripts and accompanying text only. There is no background paper for this oral history project. Call number: F234.W39 O94 2001
  • Forms part of the School integration in Waynesboro, Virginia, from an African American perspective oral history project. FOR ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by Vivian W. Owens, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 24-1a through 24-5. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Vermel Grant (SdArch no.24-31). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Carolyn Redd (SdArch no.24-2). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Sue Rose (SdArch no.24-4). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Blanche Victoria Williams (SdArch no.24-5)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (22 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
1/8 in. +
2 sound cassettes (circa 75 min.)
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips

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