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Original Author: With Good Reason, a program of Virginia Humanities
Created: April 23, 2011

A Personal Account of Massive Resistance

Larissa Smith Fergeson, a history professor at Longwood University in Farmville and the university's liaison to the Robert Russa Moton Museum, interviews Eunice Ward Carwile, an African American woman whose education was interrupted by the policy known as Massive Resistance. Carwile was a student in Prince Edward County when, in the autumn of 1959, the county government closed its public schools rather than desegregate them. The Carwile family moved to another county in order for their five school-age children to attend school, causing financial and emotional hardship. This audio clip is an excerpt from an interview that originally aired on April 23, 2011, on With Good Reason, a radio program produced by Virginia Humanities and hosted by Sarah McConnell.

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