James Bowles interview 1 (2013-10-04)

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Abstract/Description: In this interview, James Bowles discusses growing up in his Goochland County, Virginia, community, and recalls memories of attending Caledonia School and Fauquier Training School, including the recreational activities, curriculum, and teachers at those schools. James Bowles mentions his experiences at Virginia Union University and Meharry Medical College and describes his reasons for becoming a doctor. He discusses race relations in Goochland County; his involvement with the NAACP, and civil rights actions taken to improve conditions for teachers and students. James Bowles also describes the desegregation of Goochland schools and his daughter's experiences attending the newly-integrated Goochland High School.
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
Community activists -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African Americans -- Education -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American schools -- Curricula -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American teachers -- Virginia -- Goochland County
African American physicians -- Virginia -- Goochland County -- Interviews
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings
Bowles, James Harold -- Interviews
Bowles, James Harold -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes