Oral History with Walter Lewis, March 14, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Title

Oral History with Walter Lewis, March 14, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Description

Walter Lewis was born in 1926, and he grew up in the Radford-Blacksburg area. After graduating from Christiansburg Institute, Lewis served in the Navy during WWII; later in life, he worked for Virginia Tech. In this interview, Lewis describes his experience at Christiansburg Institute, as well as his experience raising a family in the Blacksburg area. Specifically, Lewis talks about segregation in Blacksburg and the efforts for desegregation by Black civic leaders. Lewis describes the Virginia Council of Human Relations and other notable community leaders in the push for civil rights in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Identifier

Ms1991-019_WalterLewis

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

Walter Lewis

Location

Blacksburg, Virginia

Duration

00:59:03

Citation

“Oral History with Walter Lewis, March 14, 1991 (Ms1991-019),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed July 3, 2022, http://digitalsc.specomeka.vtlibraries.net/items/show/13448.