Oral History with Christine P. Price, March 4, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Title

Oral History with Christine P. Price, March 4, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Description

Christine Paige Price was born in Giles County Virginia on July 21, 1915. Her family moved to the Blacksburg area when Price was young in search of better educational opportunities for Christine and her siblings. Price and her family--the Paige family--were members of the Independent Order of St. Luke, a fraternal order that served as a social organization and financial safety net for Black Appalachians. Christine married Leonard Price, and they had nine children together. In this interview, Price provides information about social organizations such as the Independent Order of St. Luke, the Odd Fellows, and the Household of Ruth. Additionally, Price describes Black businesses in Blacksburg, work opportunities for Black Appalachians, and she describes her children’s education opportunities.

Identifier

Ms1991-019_ChristinePrice

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

Christine P. Price

Location

Blacksburg, Virginia

Duration

00:43:58

Citation

“Oral History with Christine P. Price, March 4, 1991 (Ms1991-019),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed July 3, 2022, http://digitalsc.specomeka.vtlibraries.net/items/show/13458.