Dr. George Garrison
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This interview was conducted by Dr. George Garrison with Leroy Ervin. Leroy Ervin is a longtime resident of Rock Hill, SC and worked to help preserve the history of Emmett Scott High School. He did not attend Emmett Scott but attended Rock Hill High School. Many of his friends and relatives attended the school. Mr. Ervin discusses school integration in Rock Hill, the Civil Rights movement in Rock Hill and the Civil Rights movement at large.
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.
Ervin, Leroy; Emmett Scott High School; and Civil Rights, "Interview with Leroy Ervin" (2014). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 667.