Interview with James Barnes

Interviewer

Dr. George Garrison

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Abstract

This interview was conducted by Dr. George Garrison with James Barnes 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. Mr. Barnes was born in Great Falls, SC, but moved to Rock Hill when he was five years old. He attended Emmett Scott from the age of six until the fifth grade when his family moved to York, SC. The family returned to Rock Hill a few years later and Mr. Barnes attended Emmett Scott from the 9th grade until he graduated. In this interview, he discusses his family history that includes his great grandfather who was a slave and then discusses his experiences and recollections while attending Emmett Scott.

Publication Date

3-22-2004

Unique Identifier

OH 708

Format

MP3;

Length

01:30:42

Disciplines

Law

Interview with James Barnes

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