John Edgerton: When did you finally finish out there?

Modjeska Simkins: Benedict? I finished there in 1917 in what they called the LI. My licenciate of instruction. It was not like high school when you say 12th grade, it was whatever the kind of school . . . anybody finishing that could teach in any of the public schools in the state, any other school for that matter. And then you went to college, you went four years and you got your AB degree [UNCLEAR] You could a Bachelor of Arts, or you could get a Bachelor of Science.

John Edgerton: Did you stay on and do that?

Modjeska Simkins: I did that. I finished Benedict in 1921.

Interview with Modjeska Simkins by John Edgerton, May 11, 1990, Interview A-0356, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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