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Document Details


Title: Lillian Burke Willis
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: Living and Teaching in Church Hill (Shedtown). This is a tape interview with Mrs. Lillian Burke Willis of 1111 North 20th Street. Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Willis is a retired teacher from Richmond Public Schools, who taught for a number of years at George Mason Elementary School. Mrs. Willis has also worked for many years with the Girl Scouts, Fourth Baptist Church, and she comes from a family that is well thought of in the Church Hill and Richmond communities. The Burkes, who originally came from Jackson Ward, settled in Church Hill and made many significant contributions to their new found community. This interview was conducted March 27, 1982 at the home of Mrs. Lillian Burke Willis.
URL: http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/vbha/church/willis.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Willis, Lillian Burke, 1911-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1911
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Teacher
Age at speaking: 71
Document location: Richmond, VA
Document date: 27-Mar-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: OHI0034097-37443