Dr. George Garrison
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This interview was conducted by Dr. George Garrison with Robert Robinson 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. Bobby Plair is a member of the Emmett Scott High School class of 1945, however he did not graduate from the school. He instead finished his schooling at Friendship College, later attending North Carolina A & T. He was drafted and served in the United States Marines in a segregated unit with white officers during World War II and guarded Japanese prisoners.
*This interview is a follow-up to an earlier interview conducted on May 21, 2003 (OH-678).
Plair, Bobby and Emmett Scott High School, "Interview with Bobby Plair" (2003). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 684.