Ridge Street Oral History Project

Interview of Luella Swift Gohaner and Luella Gohaner-Lyles by Lois McKenzie and Mary Gilliam on February 17, 1995.

Luella Swift Gohaner is a seventy-three year old African American woman who has lived in Albemarle County, Virginia for most of her life. Luella (Pinkie) Gohaner-Lyles, her daughter, grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. They discuss life in Albemarle County and in Charlottesville, their experiences as students at Jefferson School and Albemarle Training School, and changes they have witnessed in the Ridge Street neighborhood over the years.

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Ridge Street Oral History Project: A Supplement to the Survey of the Ridge Street Historic District and Proposal for Local Designation.. Prepared by Preservation Piedmont for the Department of Community Planning, Charlottesville, VA, December 1995. (Excerpted Portion)

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