Raymond Miller interview (2014-03-26)

Abstract/Description: In this interview, Raymond Miller discusses his family background and childhood in the Hadensville area of Goochland County, Virginia. He recalls his mother’s decision to send him to Second Union School, and discusses his experiences attending Second Union School, Central Elementary School and Central High School, describing memorable principals, teachers, subjects and recreational activities offered. He recalls the emphasis on fundamentals, character building and life skills in his educational experience and describes his involvement with the New Farmers of America at school. Raymond Miller also talks about the NAACP scholarship he was awarded, which enabled him to attend Virginia Union University, where he received a degree in business administration. He and Alyce Miller discuss the administration and funding of the area Rosenwald schools, and Raymond Miller describes how individuals and groups in the community worked to address the needs of the students. He also discusses his experience facing discrimination in the workplace, his career in insurance, and his family.
Subject(s): City/State: Goochland County (Va.)
Time Period: Twentieth century
Goochland County (Va.) -- Race relations
African American schools -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American businesspeople -- Virginia -- Interviews
African Americans -- Education -- Virginia -- Goochland County
Community activists -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American students -- Recreation -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American schools -- Curricula -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American teachers -- Virginia -- Goochland County
Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; New Farmers of America
Miller, Raymond A. -- Interviews
Miller, Raymond A. -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Date Created: 2014-03-26