Oral History with Lance Newman, February 13, 2016

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Title

Oral History with Lance Newman, February 13, 2016

Subject

Desegregation

Description

Lance Newman was one of the first four students to break the segregation barriers in Arlington Public Schools by attending the previously all-white Stratford Junior High School in 1959. Mr. Newman grew up in the Hall’s Hill neighborhood, a historically African-American community in northern Arlington County. After graduating from Washington-Lee High School, Mr. Newman went on to attend Howard University. He was interviewed for the Arlington Public Library Oral History Program by Judith Knudsen and Joanna Dressel, and his interview is available in its full audio and typed transcript forms. You can also read and listen to excerpts from his oral history, regarding his preparation for his transition to Stratford, the events of the first day, and the experience of living in a tight-knit, though segregated, community.

Creator

Lance Newman

Source

Arlington County Library Oral History Program

Publisher

Arlington County Library Oral History Program

Date

13-Feb-16

Contributor

Judy Knudsen
Joanna Dressel

Rights

This interview is subject to copyright. Unauthorized use of the interviews in the Local History Collections of the Arlington Community Archives is prohibited.

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Identifier

newmanl20160213

Coverage

1950s-1980s

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Judy Knudsen
Joanna Dressel

Interviewee

Lance Newman

Location

Arlington County, Virginia

Original Format

Digital Recording

Duration

00:51:47

Bit Rate/Frequency

86kbps

Files

Citation

Lance Newman, “Oral History with Lance Newman, February 13, 2016,” Project DAPS, accessed February 26, 2024, https://projectdaps.org/items/show/101.