Item Details

Interview With Alice Jackson Stuart [videorecording] December 7, 1987.

by William Elwood
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Disc 259. Alice Jackson Stuart recounts her experiences as the first African American student to apply to the University of Virginia. When Donald Gaines Murray applied to University of Maryland School of Law, Ms. Stuart (who already had a bachelor's degree from Virginia Union University in 1933) spoke with family friend and Murray's lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston about helping to advance integration of higher education by provoking a legal case via her application to the University of Virginia graduate school of education. Disc 260. Ms. Stuart recalls different events that occurred during litigation of her case during 1935 and 1936. She explains that when the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill awarding scholarships and living expenses to minority students to attend out-of-state schools, she applied to and then attended Columbia University for her master's degree. She talks about other important Virginians who benefited from the bill, including Spotswood Robinson. She also discusses her teaching career. Disc 261. Ms. Stuart talks about witnessing a lynch mob, which ended in the killing of African American taxi driver Lee Snell, at Bethune-Cookman University where she taught. She also discusses teaching at Howard University, the Richmond public school system, Rutgers University, and Middlesex County College in New Jersey, among other career accomplishments.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Source footage for the documentary, The road to Brown : the untold story of "the man who killed Jim Crow" (California Newsreel, 1990), about the life of Charles Hamilton Houston, his crusade for civil rights, and the events that led to "Brown vs. the Board of Education," the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared the 'separate but equal' doctrine illegal.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • "University of Virginia William Elwood Archival Conversions"--disc label.
Variant Title
Disc label: 259 Stuart, Alice Jackson
Disc label: 260 Stuart, Alice Jackson
Disc label: 261 Stuart, Alice Jackson
Related Title
Road to Brown : the untold story of "the man who killed Jim Crow."
Published
Cincinatti, Ohio : The PPS Group, 2006.
Recording Info
Recorded at Richmond, Virginia.
Description
3 videodiscs (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Technical Details
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