Fries Textile Mill Oral Histories Oral History with Chris Cooper, April 4, 2022 (Ms2019-045)

Title

Fries Textile Mill Oral Histories Oral History with Chris Cooper, April 4, 2022 (Ms2019-045)

Subject

Description

An oral history interview with Christine "Chris" Beamer Cooper, a Fries native who grew up in the Hollow, a small neighborhood within Fries. After moving to Galax in the 1960s, she worked for the Roses department store for forty years and settled in Mount Airy, North Carolina. In this interview, Chris talks about growing up as an African American in the town, attending segregated schools and eventually integrating, and local histories of native families.

Date

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Fries Textile Mill Oral Histories Collection must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech.

Identifier

Ms2019-045_ChrisCooper

Interviewer

Kevin Combs

Narrator

Christine "Chris" Cooper

Location

Fries, Va.

Duration

00:45:05

Citation

“Fries Textile Mill Oral Histories Oral History with Chris Cooper, April 4, 2022 (Ms2019-045),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed March 4, 2024, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2019-045/Ms2019-045_ChrisCooper.