Students are learning about segregation in Appomattox with oral history, the result of a project that is a collaboration between them and the staff at the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park and members of the Carver-Price Legacy Museum.

Learning About Segregation In Appomattox With Oral HistoryStudents are interviewing alumni of Carver-Price High School, which was segregated until school integration occurred in the 1960s.

“It can be an educational standpoint that the school can use as they teach kids about segregation in Appomattox,” said Jordan Eagle, a junior. “It’s history, so their stories should be saved so future generations can hear and learn from it.”

Several dozen Carver-Price alumni are expected to participate.

“They were born in the 1930s…interesting to hear them talk about Appomattox in 1930s to 1950s, money they had and didn’t have, how they traveled, expected to do at home,” said the chief of education and visitor services Ernie Price.

 

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