Dr. George Garrison
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This interview was conducted by Dr. George Garrison with Phyllis Thompson Hyatt and Elise White Springs. The focus of the interview is Emmett Scott High School in Rock Hill, SC. Emmett Scott was the segregated high school for African-Americans which was named after Emmett Scott, a former aide to Booker T. Washington and President Woodrow Wilson. The school was opened in 1920 and was closed in 1970 when full integration was implemented in Rock Hill, SC schools. Phyllis Thompson Hyatt and Elise White Springs were both Emmett Scott High School graduates, attended Friendship College in Rock Hill, and participated in the Sit-in movement in Rock Hill in the 1960s. They both discuss their experiences at Emmett Scott, Friendship College, as well as growing up in Rock Hill, SC. They also discuss the civil rights movement in Rock Hill, SC and the movement as a whole.
Hyatt, Phyllis Thompson; Springs, Elsie White; Emmett Scott High School; Civil Rights; and Friendship College, "Interview with Phyllis Thompson Hyatt and Elsie White Springs" (2003). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 666.