Virginia Simms George Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
George, Virginia Simms, American, born 1940
Interviewed by
Dr. Crosby, Emilye Ph. D., American
Subject of
Virginia Union University, American, founded 1865
Thalhimers, American, founded 1842
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:13:12
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Newport News, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
August 24, 2013
Description
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.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0105
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Education
Law
Segregation
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.105.1a-f
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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