Calvin Hopkins interview (2014-03-21)

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Abstract/Description: In this interview, Calvin Hopkins discusses his family background and his upbringing in Goochland County, Virginia. He describes his experiences attending Second Union School in the 1950s, including memories of the principal and teachers, student activities, the physical layout of the school, class subjects, and school resources. He also recalls his experiences as a substitute bus driver for Second Union School and recounts his experiences serving in the Air Force in the 1960s through the 1980s. Calvin Hopkin discusses how his educational background in Goochland County prepared him for his life after school, and comments on the impact a segregated education had on him and the community. He also describes efforts to preserve the Second Union building and convert it for use as a Rosenwald school museum.
Subject(s): City/State: Goochland County (Va.)
Time Period: Twentieth century
Goochland County (Va.) -- Race relations
African American schools -- Virginia -- Goochland County
School buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African Americans -- Education -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American schools -- Museums -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American schools -- Curricula -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American teachers -- Virginia -- Goochland County
Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings
Hopkins, Calvin -- Interviews
Hopkins, Calvin -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes