Educators participate in UVA research project

Published 2:24 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019

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Staff members of the Teachers in the Movement Project interviewed teachers, who taught in Lunenburg County between the 1950s and the 1980s, at the Victoria Public Library in Victoria on Friday, Nov. 8.

Teachers in the Movement is a research project guided by University of Virginia Professor Dr. Derrick P. Alridge.

The teacher interviews included several questions: Who were the teachers in the civil rights era? What, how, and why did these teachers teach? How can recovering teachers’ stories inform teaching and school and impact teaching today?

The project website,, will serve as a repository housing the project’s oral histories and curricular materials that will be of significance for k-12 education and university students and teachers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States and beyond.

For more information about the project visit