Interview with Betty Moody

Cultural Narrative: 



Betty Moody attended Louisa County High School from 1965 and 1970 and was an eighth grader when LCHS was integrated. Moody discusses how she learned about integration and how her teachers and parents reacted. She recalls the teachers and her father being upset, but her mother telling her to treat other students the way she would want to be treated. She remembers one student transferring to Rock Hill to avoid integration. At the school, Moody recalls how white and Black students kept to their cliques. 

Outside of school, her father was very strict and would not let her attend many events, she was able to attend Mineral Fair, but not Louisa Fair as it was integrated. She also remembers hearing that Mineral was dangerous for African Americans after dark. Towards the end of the interview, Moody tells a story about her friend who was the daughter of the German doctor and she played dolls with her, and “war” with her two sisters.