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Document Details


Title: Jean Harris Ellis
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Virginia Commonwealth University. James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives. Virginia Black History Archives
Collection: Church Hill Oral History Collection
Description: This is a taped interview with Dr. Jean Harris Ellis, better known as Dr. Jean Harris. Dr. Harris, the first black admitted to the Medical College of Virginia and the first woman, or black, to serve on the Cabinet of a Virginia Governor, has agreed to share her remembrances of growing up in Richmond's Church Hill section. She is the daughter of the late Vernon J. Harris and credits her father's influence amongst other influences as shaping her life and philosophy.
URL: http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/vbha/church/harrisj.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ellis, Jean Harris, 1931-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 24-Nov-1931
Speaker place of birth: Richmond, VA; Virginia; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Physician
Age at speaking: 51
Document date: 29-Sep-1982
Interviewer: Mensah, Akida M.
Locations discussed: North America; Richmond, VA; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Historic districts--Richmond (Va.); Neighborhood--Richmond (Va.); North America; Oral history; Richmond (Va.)--History; Richmond, VA; United States; Virginia
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0034074-37418