The Resource Oral history interview, Vermel Grant ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Vermel Grant ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Vermel Grant ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Vermel Grant, who was a junior high school student in Waynesboro, Va. in the mid 1960s, during the time of school integration. Describes her early life and family. Mentions attending both integrated and segregated schools as a prior to nationwide public school desegregation in 1966. Recalls leaving the all black Rosenwald School for Kate Collins Middle School. Discusses Rosenwald student experiences regarding integration. Speaks briefly of popular high school haunts, and activities, such as the Homecoming Court. Reflects on the impact of school integration on her secondary education experiences. Describes her mother's experiences as a student at the Rosenwald School in the 1930s, especially the importance of the Parent League, a precursor to the PTA, to meeting the financial needs of that school
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded December 21, 2001
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. 24-1a - 24-1b.
Label
Oral history interview, Vermel Grant ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • 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] / Carolyn Redd (SdArch no.24-2). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Deborah Allen (SdArch no.24-3). 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 (27 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
60841118
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (circa 75 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
unknown
Tape width
1/8 in.

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