The People, Places, and the History of The Northern Neck of VA

APFK Season 1
APFK Season 1
Episode 7: Morgan Curry
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Morgan Curry: member of the 1958 State Champion Baseball team from Julian Rosenwald, a historical Black school system operating in the rural south.

Morgan Curry was a member of the first graduating class of 1959 in the newly built Central High School. Mr. Curry was not only an outstanding academic student, but he excelled in every sport he competed in, baseball, track, and basketball.

Mr.Curry, champion athlete and student during the segregated era in the Northern Neck, tells the story of growing up in a large family of intellects, athletes, and hard workers.

Morgan Curry
Born: February 27, 1940

Show Notes

  • 8:45 The white people, the older ones, tell some of their kids that they would have to stop associating with us.
  • 13:46 We'd go in the woods and find a tree we could make a bat out of.
  • 16:30 I was a quick learner and worked hard at what I did.
  • 21:51 A lot of black schools got hand me down from things that white people were finished with.
  • 28:56 You take people like LeBron James that put all that money out so any black kid that wants to go to college, they can go in that area.
  • 32:40 We are all people and we all really strive striving for the for the same thing.

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