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Phylissa Mitchell

Virginia L. Murray Elementary School, Stone Robinson Elementary School, Burley High School, Albemarle High School

We obviously knew that the county didn’t have the funds to keep up the charade of an equal school system for Blacks and Whites. And my sister, when she got to Albemarle, she just didn’t understand it. The first year, she was assigned a locker with a white girl who decided that she didn’t want her things to touch my sister’s. And Judy was like, “I got a locker to myself. Why would I care?”