Facing harassment for racial beliefs
Lorie describes the harassment she encountered because of her anti-racist beliefs and teaching practices.
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Oral History Interview with Barbara Lorie, February 26, 2001. Interview K-0211. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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- BARBARA LORIE:
...Anyway, the next year, it was after…there were a lot of
things in my personal life that happened. I had dead animals thrown in
my driveway. I had my windows shot out. I had terrible obscene phone
calls. Because I would bring black kids home, I taught, weekends I
taught Upward Bound. In the summertime I taught Upward Bound, brought
those black kids back into my home. So my neighbor was a Klan person. So
I don't know where it came from, if it
came from them, I don't, I'm not judging them.
Anyway, that was my experience.