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In this interview, Ratibu Jacocks tells stories about his childhood living in Deep Creek, Virginia. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1943, and from a young age, Jacocks had jobs to earn money such as delivery papers, cutting grass, or filling grocery orders for his neighbors. Jacocks moved around to different schools and played on the baseball team as a child. He also went to three different types of religions growing up: the Church of God in Christ Disciple, Baptists, and the Brethren. Jacocks describes the Deep Creek community, having to navigate the segregation in facilities and lack of modern technology.


Interview conducted by Flora Williams.