Joyce Dorsey Harrod

Dates Alive: 1953-

Family: Hemings-Hughes

Location (at interview): Washington, DC

Joyce Harrod grew up in the Washington, DC area, where she still lives. Ms. Harrod is an artist and teaches art to middle school students. Her father, George Harrod, was the first African American to hold various positions in the federal government. In her interview, she expressed herself as very proud of her father and said her grandmother had led “a model life” as a person of strong faith and “an independent woman”: “She continues to be an inspiration to me.”

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Interview Information

25 Jan. 1998, Washington, DC
Interviewees: Bessie Baskerville Dorsey, Calvin Jefferson, Joyce Harrod