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Oral History Interview: Garrick Scott

Identifier: 05-C2012.6

Scope and Contents

1 audio recording, 1:11:59 in length. An interview log with time stamps has been created, but the recording has not been transcribed. 0:00    Disclaimer / Introductory Statements 1:03    Childhood and Schooling 5:07    How long have you been blind? 6:41    Outlawing of segregation while you went to school? 8:48    Techniques you use as a blind person. 11:01    Did you go to college right away? 13:36    Transferring schools. 15:20    Learning blindness skills at a center. 17:59    College 22:26    What was your major in? / Resources 24:15    Financial Aid 27:06    Working while in college. 28:44    Moving to Atlanta. 30:56    Becoming a father. 31:21    Plan in Atlanta. 33:00    Not ready for the real world. / Divine intervention. 34:00    Adult Blindness training. 36:09    Work Study / Sheltered work shops 39:12    Discrimination / Becoming a director. 42:48    Working no matter what. 44:50    AmeriCorps 46:38    Being compared to Anil Lewis. / Possibly of getting a paid job. 49:49    Joining the NFB. / Getting the Job at Newsline. 54:47    The Beta Project. 57:11    Doing Two Jobs: The Beta Project / Mentoring Program. 58:32    Becoming the Director of Youth Programs. 59:17    Blind skills are poor. / Going to a training center. 1:01:53    Going to the Colorado Training Center. 1:02:32    Becoming President of the Affiliate. 1:03:54    Reflections on training and how it affected the students. 1:06:55    Reflections on how his life changed / Accepting being president. 1:07:49    Youth work / What are you currently doing? 1:08:40    How do you feel that all your work is in the blindness field? 1:10:08    Anything you want to add? / What the NFB does.


  • Created: 2012
  • Other: Majority of material found in 2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/26/2012


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Biographical or Historical Information

[url=]Creating Future Leaders from Scratch[/url], Braille Monitor, March 2011

Note written by Garrick Scott


1.00 items

1 digital audio recording, 68MB other_unmapped

Language of Materials



Oral history interview with Garrick Scott collected by Edward Morman on April 26, 2012, in the Recording Studio at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute.

Source of Acquisition

Edward Morman

Method of Acquisition

Collected as part of the NFB Oral History Program.

Other Descriptive Information

Interview Log prepared by Alexander Lester, July 2016.

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Anna Kresmer
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Repository Details

Part of the Jacobus tenBroek Library, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute Repository

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