The oral history consists of six digital files: 2011.174.105.1a, 2011.174.105.1b, 2011.174.105.1c, 2011.174.105.1d, 2011.174.105.1e, and 2011.174.105.1f.
Virginia Simms George remembers growing up in segregated Newport News, Virginia, attending Virginia Union University, and her desire to become a lawyer. She recalls participating in a protest at Thalhimers department store in Richmond, Virginia. She discusses her work as a teacher, counselor, and volunteering for many organizations. She also discusses the commemoration of the protests in Richmond, and her thoughts on racism and other civil rights issues today.