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Cheryl Metz Interview with Mary Awkard Fairfax, 2005

In 2005, Cheryl Metz with the Massanutten Regional Library sat down for an interview with Mary Awkard Fairfax. Mrs. Fairfax was 93 years old at the time. Click the synchronized transcripts below to listen to the original interview, shared with the Celebrating Simms project for digitization and transcription by Mrs. Fairfax's family. The interview is also available at the Central Branch of the Massanutten Regional Library

Above is a still from Billo Harper's documentary, The Legacy of Lucy F. Simms School: Education During Segregated Times in Virginia (2005), in which Mr. Harper also interviewed Mrs. Fairfax. A transcription of Mr. Harper's interview with Mrs. Fairfax may be coming soon! Check back for more updates.

Cheryl Metz Interview with Mary Awkard Fairfax, 2005 (Tape 1, Side A):

Cheryl Metz Interview with Mary Awkard Fairfax, 2005 (Tape 1, Side B):

Cheryl Metz Interview with Mary Awkard Fairfax, 2005 (Tape 2, Side A):

Cheryl Metz Interview with Mary Awkard Fairfax, 2005 (Tape 2, Side B):

These transcriptions were produced using Otter.ai. Our team is working now on importing these audio files and transcripts into the open-source Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) for the purpose of long-term sustainability. Check back for more updates.