Roland and Ronald Woodfolk

Jefferson Elementary, Venable Elementary, Burley High School, Lane High School

RONALD W: We started school at Jefferson  Elementary School.  We went from grade 1 through 5.  Then I believe in ’58 or ’59, the public schools were shut down, especially the white schools were shut down.  And Mrs. Jamison  was the sister of the Bell Brothers here at home.  She told my mother that she would tutor us for free.  But the condition was that we had to do our work.  But we could only do it, she could only do it at, she taught school at Jefferson.  So she could only do it after she finished her workday at school.  So my grandmother lived like, on Anderson Street.  So that was like in the center from the, where we lived past the park, over to Jefferson.  So as we were walking to school, to go to B2, we saw our friends from Jefferson walking home for the day.  So that was kind of weird.

ROLAND W: Yeah, and it’s kind of, it’s kind of sad too, because we lost that interaction when we were grades one through five with all our friends, so now we’re like, by ourselves.  So, it made it a little hard, a little difficult.