Dr. George Garrison
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This interview was conducted by Dr. George Garrison with Jacquelyn McGirt 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. Ms. McGirt is the daughter of Ralph McGirt who was principal of Emmett Scott from 1938 until he passed away in 1959. In the interview, she discusses her father at length and her experiences and recollections of Emmett Scott High School.
McGirt, Jacquelyn and Emmett Scott High School, "Interview with Jacquelyn McGirt" (2003). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 707.