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Peggy Curry interviewed by Eugene "Ickey" Hollins, 1978 July 22

Identifier: SdArch 5. File 5-2

Scope and Contents

Records the reminiscences of Mrs. Peggy Curry of Harrisonburg, Va., wife of James Curry. Describes childhood including education (Effinger and Lucy Simms schools), busing of black children from surrounding areas including Elkton, McGaheysville, Grottoes to Harrisonburg), teachers, special days at school, black basketball team; Madison College (May Day); home remedies; segregation (swimming); and the free black community at Zenda. Recorded at the home of Mrs. Peggy Curry, Harrisonburg, Va. on July 22, 1978.


  • 1978 July 22


Access Restrictions

Oral history is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright interests have been transferred to Carrier Library.


From the Collection: 0.46 cubic feet (7 folders, 15 audiocassettes, 15 cds)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Location of Interview

Recorded at the home of Peggy Curry, Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

820 Madison Drive
MSC 1706
Harrisonburg Virginia 22807
(540) 568-3612