A three-tiered, gold metal pendant attached to a wide ribbon made of purple silk with gold border and fringed bottom. The first tier of the pendant features a symbol of clasped hands, the second reads [MEMBER], and the third features an elk in black and white. Below the pendant, printed on the pendant is [PANDORA / LODGE No. 2 / I.B.P.O.E. of W. / Newport News, Va.].
This advertising card is for the missionary and Sunday school teacher S. A. Ashcraft of Newport News, Virginia. The top three quarters of the card features a print of a black-and-white photograph of Ashcraft taken by E. P. Griffith. Printed below the photograph are Ashcraft's name, position as teacher and missionary, and address. The reverse is blank.
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.