Interview with Josh Marr


Kenya L. Lane



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This interview was conducted by Kenya L. Lane with Josh Marr as part of Project 2020: A Collaborative Oral History. Marr discusses his experiences as a high school student and athlete in 2020, and how the COVID-19 pandemic and rise in racial unrest affected his senior year of high school. Marr shares how his maternal grandfather, who is of Native American descent, has served as an inspiration for him. He also echoes the analogy of the “football locker room” as a promising example for race relations on the community level. Other notable topics of conversation include virtual or remote activities, student organizations, and sports.

At the time of the interview, Josh Marr was a senior at Clover High School in Clover, S.C. He played varsity football and lacrosse as well as participated in several organizations including student council (President, 2020-21) and DECA club. He previously attended Bethany Elementary and Clover Middle Schools. As of 2024, Marr attends Queen’s University of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. where he plays on the men’s lacrosse team. He is the son of Winthrop alumna Ginger Gibson Marr ’93, ’98.

Spearheaded by Dr. O. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight, an Assistant Professor of History & African American Studies at Winthrop University, Project 2020 is best summarized in her words: “The goal was to conduct interviews that explored the various ways in which Americans were experiencing and being impacted by the various watershed moments that emerged during 2020 (the global pandemic, social unrest, financial challenges, issues with healthcare, etc.).”

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COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020, Race, Race Relations, Education, Virtual Learning, Sports, Clover School District

Interview with Josh Marr