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Oral history collection

Repository: Virginia State University. Special Collections and Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Taped interviews with local black residents of Petersburg and surrounding communities and with people involved in some manner with Virginia State University. Some of the subjects covered are segregation and desegregation in Petersburg and other central Virginia communities, the Great Depression, racism in the military, early days at Virginia State, white-black relations, early transportation, religion, the

Date(s): circa 1980s

Digital Status: No

Extent: circa 50 interviews (audio cassettes)

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Virginia State also has some reel-to-reel tapes dealing with civil rights in its collection.

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African Americans--Virginia
Civil rights movements--Virginia
Discrimination in the military
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Race discrimination--Virginia
Virginia State University
Virginia--Race relations
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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