Furman University Oral Histories
 
Pam Shucker Oral History

Streaming Media

Title

Pam Shucker Oral History

Authors

Pam Shucker

Abstract

Video interview with Pam Shucker, writer, naturalist, science teacher, and 1969 graduate of Furman University. Pam is the wife of Dr. Harry Shucker, retired Vice President of Student Services at Furman. Dr. Harry Shucker is a 1966 Furman graduate. In this interview Mrs. Shucker discusses her past and present experiences at Furman. She talks about life as a Furman student in the late 1960's, discussing gender roles, how the campus was split, hall mothers, curfews, mandatory chapel, and the role of religion on campus at that time. Mrs. Shucker briefly touches on social issues during her student life such as the Vietnam War and the mandatory draft, civil rights, integration, and Furman's first African American student, Joe Vaughn, and what important roles L. D. Johnson and Ernie Harrill played at Furman in those years. She talks about some of Furman's student traditions, like Rat Court and being tossed in the lake. Mrs. Shucker also speaks about her life after graduation and the differences in the opportunities for women then and now.

Scholarship Type

Faculty Scholarship

Publication Date

2-7-2006

City and State

Greenville (S.C.)

Subject(s)

Furman University; History; Oral histories; Alumni and alumnae

Rights

Copyright Furman University Department of History. Materials are intended for non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, and are not to be reproduced or distributed without written permission. In compliance with fair use, whenever items are used for personal use, research, or teaching, please credit as follows: 'Furman University, Department of History'.

Pam Shucker Oral History

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