Black History Month (USA) – Merging schools

Last February, the oral history project opened an exhibit at the Nelson Heritage Center displaying the history of the integration of the schools in the county. The exhibit built on the countless hours of research Woody Greenberg had done in 1985 for his doctoral dissertation on the county’s school system, with two of the chapters focusing on the integration process.  He interviewed many people who lived through it and combed through documents from the school board. His research corresponded with a video project members of the oral history project were working on a few years ago and so they decided to create the exhibit, Greenberg said.  For full story, click here.