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Edgar Johnson interviewed by Wondwossen Getachew, 2000 November 11

Identifier: SdArch 20. File 20-4
[Aviary] SdArch20-4.mp3
[Aviary] SdArch20-4.mp3

Scope and Content

Records the reminiscences of Edgar Johnson, Wilhelmina Johnson, and Louise Winston, three former students of Lucy Simms at the Effinger Street School. Describes Simms' teaching style and her standing in the community. Includes a brief physical description of the Effinger Street School, as well as the Lucy F. Simms School, where all three students were transferred in 1939. Refers to Mary Fairfax, who taught at the Simms School. Discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes to Harrisonburg's African American neighborhoods after a major redevelopment project in the 1940s.


  • 2000 November 11


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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Location of Interview

Recorded at 424 Myrtle Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

880 Madison Drive
MSC 1704
Harrisonburg Virginia 22807
(540) 568-3612