Oral History with Rosa Thomas Holmes, March 13, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Title

Oral History with Rosa Thomas Holmes, March 13, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Description

Rosa Thomas Holmes, originally born in Beckley, West Virginia, grew up in the Christiansburg area. Holmes attended Hill School in and Christiansburg Industrial Institute before attending Virginia State College. She worked as a teacher in Florida before moving back to Christiansburg where she worked for Montgomery County Public Schools until retirement. Holmes discusses growing up in Christiansburg and Black and White community relations during her upbringing, as well as the community response to desegregation.

Identifier

Ms1991-019_RosaHolmes

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Black Appalachians Oral History Project, Ms1991-019, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

Michael A. Cooke

Narrator

Rosa Thomas Holmes

Location

Christiansburg, Virginia

Duration

00:28:37

Citation

“Oral History with Rosa Thomas Holmes, March 13, 1991 (Ms1991-019),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed July 3, 2022, http://digitalsc.specomeka.vtlibraries.net/items/show/13384.