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Document Details


Title: Mabel Lyles
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: City of Alexandria, Virginia. Historic Alexandria
Collection: Historic Alexandria Oral History Collection
Description: Mabel Lyles spent her early childhood with her mother's family in the rural countryside of Spotsylvania County, VA. She tells stories of washing clothes in the stream there and going to school in a one room schoolhouse. She was able to attend Virginia Union University in Richmond on scholarship and went on to become a teacher. She moved to a segregated Alexandria in 1950 where she taught school and served her church in Christian Education and other activities.
URL: http://oha.ci.alexandria.va.us/oha-main/oralhistory/oha-mabellyles.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lyles, Mabel, 1927-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 3-Oct-1927
Speaker place of birth: Alexandria, VA; Virginia; United States; North America
Age at speaking: 75
Document location: Alexandria, VA
Document date: 28-Mar-2002
Locations discussed: Alexandria, VA; North America; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alexandria (Va.)--History; Alexandria, VA; Local history; North America; Old Town (Alexandria, Va.)--History; Oral history; United States; Virginia
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029168-32249