Gail Smith interview (2014-03-28) - Gail Smith interview (2014-03-28)

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Abstract/Description: In this interview, Gail Smith discusses her childhood and the community in Goochland County, Virginia, in the 1950s; her grandmother's position in the community as a local business owner; and her careers in New York City and Richmond. She recounts memories of attending Second Union School, Central Elementary School and Central High School; describing the curriculum, the principals and teachers, and some of the recreational activities offered at those schools, such as the May Day program. Gail Smith comments on Second Union School's use by the local church after area schools integrated. She also discusses her perception of race relations and desegregation in the Goochland area.
Subject(s): City/State: Goochland County (Va.)
Time Period: Twentieth century
Goochland County (Va.) -- Race relations
African American neighborhoods -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American schools -- Virginia -- Goochland County
School integration -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African Americans -- Education -- 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
Smith, Gail P. -- Interviews
Smith, Gail P. -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Date Created: 2014-03-28