StoryCorps Wilmington
11:19 am
Wed June 26, 2013

From the StoryCorps Archives: Carolyn James and Sara Strassle on literacy

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

In today's story, Carolyn James and her Cape Fear Literacy Council teacher Sara Strassle meet-up to talk about Carolyn's journey. Carolyn was in third grade when she left her all-black school in South Carolina to be integrated into a white school called Kingstree Elementary - but that’s when she stopped learning to read.

(April 4, 2011)