DOVE/MLK survey training – Norfolk, Monday, December 13, 9 am – 4 pm

The Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project’s two years of planning has enabled us to move to the next phase – training and surveying. In partnership with the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission, DOVE will be holding survey training workshops in Norfolk, Charlottesville, Farmville and Northern Virginia. Training materials, including DVDs for use in training other volunteers, will be provided. The training sessions are free to participants.

If you were part of that planning or are new to DOVE project, please join us for the training to begin survey repositories in your area.

The first training session will be held in Norfolk, Monday, December 13, 9 am – 4 pm. In the morning, a formal instruction session will be held at Norfolk State University’s Wilder Center, Conference Room C. In the afternoon, we’ll go to the Norfolk Public Library Sargeant Room for hands on survey training. NSU is providing a beverage service in the morning. Lunch will be on your own at their faculty-staff cafeteria. Info on parking will be posted on this blog.

The workshop is sponsored by the Norfolk State University History Department, the Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission.

Please RSVP to:
DOVE Tidewater Chair:
Charles Ford, Norfolk State University
chford@nsu.edu

We encourage educators to become involved in the project and to involve their students. Below is a letter that you can use to invite professors at universities in your area to the training sessions.

Regards,
DOVE State Co-chairs:
Sonia Yaco
Old Dominion University
syaco@odu.edu
Brian Daugherity
Virginia Commonwealth University
bjdaugherity@vcu.edu

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Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project

Dear Colleague:
This letter is to invite you and your students to participate in a project to document Virginia history. The Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) project seeks to preserve the records and memories of the participants in the integration of schools in Virginia from the 1940s to the 1980s. The children affected by the decisions made by the various authorities are now in their 50s, 60s and 70s. It is imperative to interview these people before their memories have faded completely. The physical records of these events, both public and private, may also be endangered and need to be cataloged and protected for current and future researchers.

The DOVE project team includes faculty and staff from many Virginia universities and colleges, as well as from the National Archives and Records Administration. We are inviting history, education, sociology and other humanities professors from all corners of the state to participate in this project by actively serving on a regional team; surveying records from local repositories and individuals, including but not limited to those found in school boards, local archives and historical societies; and/or overseeing oral history projects. We feel as though the DOVE project would fit many college and university programs by offering the chance of students to conduct interviews and undertake original research into the racial inequalities of Virginia public education prior to 1986, as well as understand the importance of the preservation of historical documentary records.

The first training session will be held in Norfolk, Monday, December 13, 9 am – 4 pm. In the morning, a formal instruction session will be held at Norfolk State University’s Wilder Center, Conference Room C. In the afternoon, we’ll go to the Norfolk Public Library Sargeant Room for hands on survey training. NSU is providing a beverage service in the morning. Lunch will be on your own at their faculty-staff cafeteria. Info on parking will be posted on the DOVE blog: http://www.lib.odu.edu/specialcollections/dove/blog/

The workshop is sponsored by the Norfolk State University History Department, the Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission.

Please RSVP to:
DOVE Tidewater Chair:
Charles Ford, Norfolk State University
chford@nsu.edu

Regards,
DOVE State Co-chairs:
Sonia Yaco
Old Dominion University
syaco@odu.edu

Brian Daugherity
Virginia Commonwealth University
bjdaugherity@vcu.edu

Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project: http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/dove/index.htm
DOVE blog: http://www.lib.odu.edu/specialcollections/dove/blog/