Oral History with William Burrell Morgan, February 25, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Title

Oral History with William Burrell Morgan, February 25, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Description

William Burrell Morgan, who went by Burrell, was born in Iowa before he moved to the Christiansburg area. Morgan attended Hill School and graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute; later, he operated his family's taxi service, which had been a family business for almost one hundred years. In this interview, Morgan describes his life and family in Iowa, talks about education opportunities in Christiansburg, and describes work opportunities for Black Appalachians in Montgomery County. Additionally, Morgan discusses race relations in the community, the reaction to desegregation, Black businesses, and social organizations in the area.

Identifier

Ms1991-019_WilliamBurrellMorgan

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

William Burrell Morgan

Location

Christiansburg, Virginia

Duration

00:46:59

Citation

“Oral History with William Burrell Morgan, February 25, 1991 (Ms1991-019),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed July 3, 2022, http://digitalsc.specomeka.vtlibraries.net/items/show/13445.