Interview with Vanessa Venable
QUESTION 8
INTERVIEWER:

WAS THIS A COMMON THING THAT BLACK FAMILIES WERE HAVING THEIR FAMILIES BROKEN UP BY THAT SITUATION?

Vanessa Venable:

Yes, most of our families were definitely broken up because of the situation. Our children had to go elsewhere to seek an education. The Friends Society out of New York came down and accepted a number of our girls and boys and carried them back to New York and put them into school. Others went to live with families. Some moved across the county line into Cumberland and their children went to school there. Some went into Buckingham County and so forth. But quite a few of them found a place to attend school, however, there were hundreds of them who had no schooling whatsoever for four years.