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Jefferson School oral history project

Repository: Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. Library

Collection Description (Extant): In 2002, Preservation Piedmont applied for and received grants to conduct oral histories with people associated with the Jefferson School, Charlottesville's first African-American high school. The oral histories were designed to expand upon the historical information available about the school - to make known the human and personal element of its role in the Charlottesville community. The Oral History project culminated in the generation of 30 interviews, transcripts of which were turned over to the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society and the University of Virginia, and the 2004 publication of a booklet entitled 'Jefferson School Oral History Project,' a series of essays and historical studies as well as excerpts from the interviews conducted on behalf of the project. Funding for this project was provided by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the American Architecture Foundation's Accent on Architecture Grant Program.

Project publication available at Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society.

Collection URL: External Link

Digital Status: Unknown

Extent: 2 volumes

Language: English

Related Archival Items: The archive also has associated essays of the Jefferson School material. Three of the essays are: "The civil rights movement, judicial desegregation, and their effects on Virginia public education, 1954-1964," by Julie Gronlund & Gennie Keller; "Desegregation in Charlottesville public schools, a 15-year odyssey," by Jacky Taylor; and "The conspiracy of the good: civil rights and the struggle for community in two American cities, 1875-2000," by Michael James.

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


African American students--Virginia
African Americans--Civil rights--Virginia
African Americans--Education--Virginia
Civil rights movements--Virginia
School integration--Virginia--Charlottesville
Segregation in education--Virginia




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