Oral History

Since 1997, volunteers for the The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. have been recording the stories of various members of the community who were knowledgeable about important area events. These interviews are available for public viewing through the Central Rappahannock Regional Library and some are available online.

Johnny P. Johnson: Accomplished Local Artist, Teacher and Civil Rights Activist

This is an oral history interview with Johnny P. Johnson, Fredericksburg artist, teacher, civil rights activist, on July 1 and August 14, 1997, at his art studio at 1311 Charles St., Fredericksburg. This interview was suggested, in part, by Mr. Johnson's personal and yet objective picture of the civil rights movement in Fredericksburg as related during a 1997 Black History Month program.
Johnny Johnson, Part I