Interview with Lewis Calvin

Interviewer

Dr. George Garrison

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Abstract

This interview was conducted by Dr. George Garrison with Lewis Calvin (L.C.) Barber 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. Mr. L. C. Barber attended Emmett Scott High School from 1936 through 1942 when he graduated. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the 92nd Infantry (Buffalo) Division. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Johnson C. Smith University in 1954 and Master of Education in Elementary Education from South Carolina State University in 1970. He was teacher and principal in several schools in South Carolina and his educational career spanned more than 40 years. In this interview, he discusses many of his experiences attending Emmett Scott High School, growing up in Rock Hill, serving in WWII, his educational career as a teacher and principal primarily in Rock Hill, the process of desegregating schools in the area, and the Civil Rights movement in general.

Publication Date

5-20-2003

Unique Identifier

OH 693

Format

MP3;

Length

00:43:22

Disciplines

Law

Interview with Lewis Calvin

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