An oral history interview with Ida Ellett, December 13, 2011

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Abstract/Description: In this interview, Ida Ellett describes her experiences growing up in the Historic Fulton neighborhood of Richmond, Va. in the 1920s and 1930s; how her family settled in Historic Fulton; memories of the schools she attended; her move to Washington, D.C. for her job with the Census Bureau; her marriage and children; paying poll taxes to register to vote; campaigning for Oliver Hill; finishing her degree at Virginia Commonwealth University; the racial segregation that existed between Historic Fulton and Fulton Hill, and feelings about the Historic Fulton development plan.
Subject(s): City/State: Richmond (Va.)
Time Period: Twentieth century
Richmond (Va.) -- Social conditions
Urban renewal -- Virginia -- Richmond
Neighborhoods -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Social conditions
Ellett, Ida -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes
Ellett, Ida -- Interviews
Date Created: 2011-12-13