|Where:||Atrium of Greenwood Library|
|When:||April 17, 2008|
You are invited to a library event featuring Dr. Larissa Smith Fergeson, Associate Professor of History, who will speak on “Remembering School Days: Oral Histories of Black Education in Jim Crow Virginia.” 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 with the audience some oral histories of individuals who attended schools in Mecklenburg County, Appomattox County, and Prince Edward County. She will discuss what these oral histories can teach us about African Americans’ views of education during the era of segregation.