Dr. George Garrison
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This interview was conducted by Dr. George Garrison with Edna Hall Ramseur for Dr. Garrison’s project 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 closed in 1970 when full integration was implemented in Rock Hill, SC schools. Edna Hall Ramseur was born in Orangeburg County, SC and attended schools in Swansee and Columbia, SC. She attended college at Benedict College and after graduating, she taught at Emmett Scott High School from 1957-1967. After leaving Emmett Scott, she taught at Rock Hill High School for two years before she taught in Virginia for several years. She returned to Rock Hill, SC and taught at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill for the first couple of years when it opened before returning to Rock Hill High School where she taught until retiring in 1989. In this interview, she discusses her experiences teaching with a focus on her time at Emmett Scott.
Ramseur, Edna Hall and Emmett Scott High School, "Interview with Edna Hall Ramseur" (2003). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 701.