Saturday, January 29, 2011

Earl Clay's dissertation - 1946

The ladies in this photo are unidentified at this point in time. However, the photo came from the Overton Dunsmore home on Brushy Ridge.

In his dissertation, THE NEGRO IN GREENBRIER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA - A SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND EDUCATIONAL STUDY, (1946) (A thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Division of Graduate Studies of Virginia State College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Education) Earl C. Clay states, on p. 65:

"Picnics are the favorite outlets for recreation of Negroes in Greenbrier County"... "movies ... second" ..." followed by parties and dances" ... "while there are no pool rooms in the county, 123 persons indicate this as their favorite means of recreation".

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