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African Americans--Virginia--Gloucester County

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Randall, Marion Oral History, 2023 December 13

Scope and Contents Marion Randall is a former pupil of the Bena Hayes School, a Rosenwald school. Marion Randall recalls her experiences attending the Bena Hayes (Rosenwald) school in Bena Virginia. The Rosenwald schools were funded by Julius Rosenwald and designed by Booker T. Washington. Together they created over 4900 schools across the south to aid in the education of blacks during segregation. Marion Randall discusses a typical day attending a Rosenwald school, her family background and the community...
Dates: 2023 December 13

Thomas Calhoun Walker Autobiography

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2015.043
Scope and Contents Typed carbon copy autobiography of Lawyer Walker of Gloucester, entitled "Lawyer Walker of Gloucester (as told to two Northern friends)." There is a dedication page to Walker's wife. Carbon version used for the autobiography "The Honey-Pod Tree: The Life Story of Thomas Calhoun Walker," which was published in 1958. Includes a photograph and sheet music for "De Ole Sheep Done Know de Road." As a lawyer, he defended many African Americans in Gloucester County, Virginia, and eventually served...
Dates: undated