William Quarles, Jr. interview (2014-03-28)

Abstract/Description: In this interview, William Quarles discusses his family background and childhood in communities in Goochland County and Louisa County, Virginia. He describes attending schools in both Goochland and Louisa counties; along with reminiscences of memorable teachers, favorite subjects, and recreational activities. William Quarles compares his experiences of attending integrated and non-integrated schools, and discusses memories of civil rights activities at that time and the value placed on education by African American communities. He also talks about options for higher education available to African Americans at that time; his education at Virginia Union University; and his subsequent career in education and nuclear power.
Subject(s): City/State: Goochland County (Va.)
Time Period: Twentieth century
Louisa County (Va.) -- Race relations
Goochland County (Va.) -- Race relations
African American schools -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American schools -- Virginia -- Louisa County
School integration -- Virginia -- Louisa County
School integration -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African Americans -- Education -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African Americans -- Education -- Virginia -- Louisa County
Segregation in education -- Virginia -- Goochland County
Segregation in education -- Virginia -- Louisa County
African American students -- Recreation -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American students -- Recreation -- Virginia -- Louisa County
Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings
Quarles, William, Jr. -- Interviews
Quarles, William, Jr. -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Date Created: 2014-03-28