This interview was conducted with Alberta Tucker Grimes (1909-2002) by Ron Chepesiuk. Mrs. Grimes was an educator and counselor from Greenville, South Carolina. She started the Head Start program for the state of South Carolina in Greeneville, SC. Her work became the standard model for similar programs that sprouted throughout the state. Mrs. Grimes discusses her childhood and background. She discusses her experiences with racism during her childhood and young adult years. She also discusses her education career and work to improve education opportunities in the black community. She details some of her experiences as the first full-time black councilor in Greenville, SC as well as a few of her students. Mrs. Grimes discusses her efforts to expand educational opportunities into the black community and the difficulties she faced in those efforts.
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Grimes, Alberta Tucker, "Interview with Alberta Tucker Grimes - OH 637" (1983). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 637.