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Lecture will address Oral Histories of Black Education in Jim Crow Virginia

April 1, 2008

Dr. Larissa Smith Fergeson, associate professor of history at Longwood University, will address "Remembering School Days: Oral Histories of Black Education in Jim Crow Virginia" on Thursday, April 17 at 4 p.m. in the Atrium of Greenwood Library at Longwood University. Following the presentation, refreshments will be served in the Special Collections Room of the Library.

Dr. Fergeson has been involved in public history projects that have focused on recording the memories of African Americans who attended segregated schools in Southside Virginia during the twentieth century.  She will share oral histories of individuals who attended schools in Mecklenburg County, Appomattox County, and Prince Edward County and discuss what these oral histories can teach us about African Americans’ views of education during the era of segregation.