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.
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.83.1a, 2011.174.83.1b, 2011.174.83.1c, and 2011.174.83.1d.
Gloria Claudette Grinnell recounts her participation in the sit-in movement in Richmond, Virginia, when she was a student at Virginia Union University. She describes her family's history on the East Coast and explains how she and her mother ended up in San Francisco. She discusses her decision to move from California to attend Virginia Union. She describes the sit-in movement that she joined in 1960. She discusses returning to California and her career with the Los Angeles Unified School District.