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Document Details


Title: Joan and Theresa Woodfolk
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Virginia. Carter G. Woodson Institute. Virginia Center for Digital History
Collection: Ridge Street Oral Histories
Description: Joan and Theresa Woodfolk recall life on Ridge Street and the changes they have observed from the 1950s to the 1990s. In the interview the sisters describe the physical and social character of their neighborhood as they were growing up, portraying the people who formed their social network, sketching some of the commercial and residential buildings they frequented, and providing an in-depth discussion about the educational system in Charlottesville before and after desegregation. Towards the end of the interview, the Woodfolk sisters share their thoughts and feelings about the preservation of African American heritage and culture, and about how they would like to see black history commemorated in the future.
URL: http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/afam/raceandplace/transcripts/woodfolk.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Woodfolk, Theresa
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: Black
Document date: 24-Feb-1995
Interviewer: McKenzie, Lois; Peaslee, Kay
Locations discussed: Charlottesville, VA; North America; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Charlottesville, VA; Community; Local history; Neighborhood; North America; Oral history; Race relations; United States; Virginia
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024788-26518