Francis Anderson interview (2014-03-21)

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Abstract/Description: In this interview, Francis Anderson discusses her childhood growing up in Goochland County, Virginia, including her memories of attending Chapel Hill School, Backbone School and Central High School. She describes a typical day at Chapel Hill School, along with memories of classes, special events and activities, and teachers that lived in the community. Francis Anderson discusses the effect her experiences at Goochland County schools had on the rest of her life and career; her reaction at the time to the closure of schools in Prince Edward County; and the impact a segregated education had on her and other students. She also talks about her children's experiences attending newly-integrated schools in Goochland County; the establishment of a local NAACP chapter; and her careers as a teacher's aide and a community service worker.
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
Community activists -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African Americans -- Education -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American schools -- Curricula -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American teachers -- Virginia -- Goochland County
Segregation in education -- Virginia -- Goochland County
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings
Anderson, Francis -- Interviews
Anderson, Francis -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes