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Winter 2-22-2000


This interview was conducted by former Longwood professor Dr. Susan Bagby who interviewed William Watkins. Mr. Watkins was mayor of Farmville in the 1960s and he discusses the school closings in Prince Edward County. He talks about the meeting of white citizens held in Jarman Auditorium in 1955, and his perceptions of race relations before and after the school closings.

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the transcript is riddled with inaudible text phrases, but the audio is good.

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