Oral History Interview with James Stockard, April 23, 1984

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Title

Oral History Interview with James Stockard, April 23, 1984

Subject

Desegregation
Arlington County School Board

Description

James Stockard elected to the Arlington School Board, after being involved in the PTA, in 1955 and served for 12 ½ years. His time on the School Board was tumultuous; Mr. Stockard experienced the County’s loss of an elected school board and actively campaigned for desegregation in Arlington Public Schools, among other things. His interview, which mentions his Southern identity twice, sheds light on the regional conflicts that riddled the issue of desegregation in Virginia. He was interviewed for the Arlington Public Library Oral History Program by Edmund Campbell in 1984, 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 the loss of the elected school board in Arlington County, the multifaceted issues of school desegregation, and the connection made by opponents to integration between desegregation activists and “communists.”

Creator

James Stockard

Source

Arlington County Library Oral History Program

Publisher

Arlington County Library Oral History Program

Date

23-Apr-84

Contributor

Edmund Campbell

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

stockardj19840423

Coverage

1930s-1980s

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Edmund Campbell

Interviewee

James Stockard

Location

Arlington County, Virginia

Original Format

Cassette

Duration

01:41:40

Bit Rate/Frequency

176kbps

Files

Citation

James Stockard, “Oral History Interview with James Stockard, April 23, 1984,” Project DAPS, accessed April 21, 2024, https://projectdaps.org/items/show/99.