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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Robert Winston, January 26, 1991. Interview M-0030. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Desegregation diminished the power of black principals

Winston believes that desegregation diminished the power of black principals. He does not explain why.

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Oral History Interview with Robert Winston, January 26, 1991. Interview M-0030. 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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GOLDIE F. WELLS:
How did the desegregation of schools affect your role as a principal?
ROBERT WINSTON:
Well, I was a teacher at the time that desegregation occurred. From my observation as a teacher, I think that desegregation really took a lot of the power control away from principals. I remember when I taught in some segregated situations at least I perceived the principal to have tremendous power. I don't think that that is the case anymore especially for a black principal. That is not the case.