Eula Branch

Eula Branch was born in Edgecomb County, North Carolina. She moved to Newport News in 1966, at which time she began attending Carver Elementary School. She later attended Carver High School, which she loved. Shortly before her senior year, however, she was reassigned to Warwick High School as part of the court-ordered bussing program that the city had implemented to desegregate local schools. She spent one year at Warwick, graduating in 1972. After high school, attended what was then Thomas Nelson Community College. She pursued a career in customer service and eventually was in positions of management. During that period, she also married and had children and, later, grandchildren, who attended local schools.

-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2023.