Dr. George Garrison
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This interview was conducted by Dr. George Garrison with Josephine Jordan and Bleaker Blake. 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. Bleaker Blake and Josephine Jordan were both Emmett Scott High School graduates. Josephine was also a longtime president of the “Scottites” alumni organization of Emmett Scott graduates. They both discuss their experiences at the school 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.
Jordan, Josephine; Blake, Bleaker; Emmett Scott High School; and Civil Rights, "Interview with Josephine Jordan and Bleaker Blake" (2012). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 711.