Oral History with George Melvin Richardson, January 11, 2013

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Title

Oral History with George Melvin Richardson, January 11, 2013

Subject

Desegregation

Description

George Melvin Richardson became the principal of Hoffman-Boston in the early 1950s after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Langston University and later with a master’s degree from Columbia University, eventually completing the requirements for a doctorate degree as well. When Hoffman-Boston closed in 1964, he moved to Wakefield High School (along with many of his students who lived in Nauck/Green Valley and had attended Hoffman-Boston) and served as vice principal for two years. Mr. Richardson was interviewed by Judy Knudsen and John Stanton on October 11, 2013, 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 segregated seating at public events, his educational philosophy, and some of the harassment and intimidation he received from opponents to desegregation.

Creator

George Melvin Richardson

Source

Arlington County Library Oral History Program

Publisher

Arlington County Library Oral History Program

Date

11-Jan-13

Contributor

Judy Knudsen and John Stanton

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

richardsong20130111

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Judy Knudsen and John Stanton

Interviewee

George Melvin Richardson

Location

Arlington, Virginia

Original Format

Digital Recording

Duration

1:17:45

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

Files

Citation

George Melvin Richardson, “Oral History with George Melvin Richardson, January 11, 2013,” Project DAPS, accessed February 26, 2024, https://projectdaps.org/items/show/115.