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Name Pressley, Gloria F.

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Image of CC2014.14.1 - Educating Hampton's Youths:  Hampton Educators Who Have Made a Difference

CC2014.14.1 - Educating Hampton's Youths: Hampton Educators Who Have Made a Difference

Oral history panel interview with narrators Kathleen P. Brown, Ruthann Kellum, Betty Peters, and Gloria F. Pressley, at Our Story, Our Time Oral History Forum event, February 27, 2014, at Hampton History Museum Great Hall. Narrators describe their careers at several public schools in Hampton, including Thorpe Junior High School, Willis Elementary School, Langley Elementary School, and Phoebus Elementary School. Narrators also describe teaching philosophy, experiences in segregated schools and the integration process, and school officials including C. Alton Lindsay, Mary E. Johnson, Hunter B. Andrews, and Alice Moore.

Image of CC2014.22.1 - Experiencing the Desegregation of Hampton's Public Schools

CC2014.22.1 - Experiencing the Desegregation of Hampton's Public Schools

Oral history panel interview with narrators Chauncey Brown, Wythe Holt, and Gloria Pressley, at Our Story, Our Time Oral History Forum event, September 25, 2014, at Hampton History Museum Great Hall. Gloria Pressley describes experience as one of two African-American teachers selected to teach at Willis School to begin the integration process. Chauncey Brown describes experiences at Union, Y.H. Thomas, and Phenix schools (and relationship with Hampton Institute) before integration and reaction of the community when integration occurred. Wythe Holt describes experiences at Hampton High School before integration and effective segregation due to "tracking" in Alabama schools continuing to the