Title: Oral History Interview with Hylan Lewis, January 13, 1991. Interview A-0361.
Identifier: A-0361
Interviewer: Egerton, John
Interviewee: Lewis, Hylan
Subjects: Southern States--Race relations    African Americans--Civil rights--North Carolina    
Extent: 00:00:01
Abstract:  Sociologist Hylan Lewis describes his experiences with race in the American South in the period before the civil rights movement gained momentum. Lewis witnessed an energized but still uncertain post-World War II African American community that was beginning to discuss how best to fight for equality. At the same time, white southern politicians were devising new strategies of resistance. This interview offers a broad comment on an important and often overlooked moment in civil rights history.