Dr. George Garrison
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This interview was conducted by Dr. George Garrison with Gladys Boulware with a focus on the History of Emmett Scott High School. 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 opened in 1920 and was closed in 1970 when full integration was implemented in Rock Hill, SC schools. Gladys Boulware is a South Carolina native and taught at Emmett Scott High School from 1949 through 1970 and then at Castle Hieghts after integration. She discusses her recollections of the Civil Rights Movement in Rock Hill, SC including the integration of schools and the Friendship Nine. She also discusses her childhood and later living in the Rock Hill area and her husband who was the first black principal of Belleview.
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement, Friendship Nine, Friendship 9, Emmett Scott High School
Boulware, Gladys, "Interview with Gladys Boulware" (2003). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 679.