The Resource Oral history interview, Mrs. Barbara Blakey ; interviewed by Todd Fisher, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Mrs. Barbara Blakey ; interviewed by Todd Fisher, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Mrs. Barbara Blakey ; interviewed by Todd Fisher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records Mrs. Blakey's recollections of growing up and working in Virginia during the segregation and integration era following World War II. In particular, talks about the influence of her parents; college education; teaching career (1955-1996); family; and community life in Harrisonburg, Va. Mentions her experiences as a business teacher, first at the all black elementary-high school, Lucy Simms High School, and then at Harrisonburg High School as the first black teacher following integration. Compares and contrasts curricula and other opportunities at the two schools; the Brown vs Education decision and resulting impact on school integration. Mentions local changes over the years especially in the areas of educational, vocational/job, economic, cultural, recreational, and social opportunities for blacks. Talks about her family and sons, the importance of education; travel to other countries; and church membership. Comments on state-wide organizations and individuals created to impede black advancement (Byrd Organization, J. Lindsay Almond) and her own relations with whites, based on social friendships and contacts. In general, shares her opinions of and philosophy about race relations within the Harrisonburg, Va. community over the years
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Mrs. Barbara Blakey, Harrisonburg, Va. on April 2, 1997
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 15-3.
Label
Oral history interview, Mrs. Barbara Blakey ; interviewed by Todd Fisher, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcript of tape available
  • Forms part of: Integration: the African American experience in Harrisonburg, Virginia, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including background paper, other text and interviews conducted by Todd Fisher, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 15-1 through 15-3. (Tapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no.15-2 for Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mr. Elon Rhodes; and SdArch no.15-3 for Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mrs. Barbara Blakey)
  • STACK COPY: Background paper, transcripts and accompanying text only. Call no.: F234.H31 I48 1997
Accompanying material
1 transcription (23 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
41283941
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 50 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

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Library Locations

    • Special Collections Research CenterBorrow it
      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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