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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 >>

Need for minority role models for minority students

Winston describes his belief that minority students need minority teachers to serve as role models. With luck, teaching will regain its prestige, he believes.

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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:
What is your main reason for wanting more minority teachers?
ROBERT WINSTON:
To be role models for our kids. Our kids need to see more minority teachers. Also I think eventually that the educational profession is going to regain its prestige and respect and people are finally going to be compensated for what they do. So I think for economic reasons I would want to get more minorities involved.