Black Appalachians Oral History Project

Black Appalachians Oral History Project

Creator Michael A. Cooke
Description The Black Appalachians Oral History Project consists of approximately twenty-five taped interviews conducted by Dr. Michael Cooke of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University concerning black life in Appalachia, especially in Montgomery County, Virginia. Collected during the early 1990s, many of the interviews include information and history of segregation and integration of schools in and around Montgomery County. The interviewees represented communities such as Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Elliston, Riner, Shawsville, and Wake Forest. Transcripts are currently available for six of the interviews.
Call number Ms91-109
Date from 1991
Date to 1991
Geographic school Montgomery County, VA
Size 0.4 cu. ft.; 2 boxes
Access restrictions yes/no no
Access restrictions
Part Of larger collection yes/no no
Larger collection title
Repository Virginia Tech Special Collections
Repository address University Libraries, P.O. Box 90001, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
Repository contact name Aaron D. Purcell
Repository contact title Director, Special Collections
Repository contact email
Repository contact phone (540) 231-6308
DoveRegion region1
Subjects o    African American students

o    African Americans–Civil rights

o    Public schools

o    Race relations

o    School children

o    School integration

o    Segregation in education

o    Montgomery County (Va.)

o    Blacksburg (Va.)

o    Christiansburg (Va.)

o    Elliston (Va.)

o    Riner (Va.)

o    Shawsville (Va.)

o    Wake Forest (Va.)

Types o    Narrative

o    Oral History

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