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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Narvie Harris

Jackson, Adrian; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Educator Narvie Harris began her career in the Georgia Public School System in a one-room school in rural Georgia. Harris rose through the educational system to become an administrator of schools in the Jeannes Supervisors Program during the 1940s. Harris earned her A.B. degree from Clark College, her M.Ed. degree from Atlanta University and received additional training in education at Tennessee State University, Tuskegee Institute, Wayne State University, Grambling University and the University of Georgia. Harris was appointed by former Georgia Governor George Busbee to travel to West Africa for educational study for Northwestern University. Harris traveled to every continent except Australia. Narvie J. Harris Traditional Theme School, an elementary school in DeKalb County, was named in her honor. She authored African-American Education in DeKalb County, a personal collection of her tenure as an educator/administrator. Harris passed away on October 30, 2009 at age 84.
Performers
Evelyn Pounds, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
93 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Narvie Harris
Narvie Harris
Credits
Videographer, Adrian Jackson.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Atlanta, Georgia 2006 January 24.
Description
1 online resource (3 video files (1 hr., 32 min., 24 sec.)) : sound, color
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