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Document Details


Title: John Sweat
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: Teaching In Church Hill. This is an interview with Mr. John Sweat, retired teacher from the Richmond Public Schools. The interview was conducted in the home of Mr. Sweat at 2700 Barton Avenue. Mr. Sweat is sharing remembrances of his 30 something years at George Mason Elementary School located in Church Hill, and some of the things that he feels made for a wholesome community. Mr. Sweat worked both in the schools and in the community with students and parents; both in day school and in night school. He firmly believes that morals play a great part in the wholesome community and that a close association between home and school and the church is essential.
URL: http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/vbha/church/sweat.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sweat, John, 1911-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 14-Aug-1911
Speaker place of birth: Norfolk, VA; Virginia; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Teacher
Age at speaking: 71
Document location: Richmond, VA
Document date: 07-May-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: OHI0034092-37438