Title: Oral History Interview with Leroy Miller, June 8, 1998. Interview K-0174.
Interviewer: Grundy, Pamela
Interviewee: Miller, Leroy
Subjects: School integration--North Carolina--Charlotte West Charlotte High School (N.C.) Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations Miller, Leroy East Mecklenburg High School Teachers--North Carolina--Charlotte School administrators--North Carolina--Charlotte
Abstract: This interview is relatively thick with the day-to-day details of high school administration but should prove useful for researchers examining how black education professionals weathered the desegregation process. While many black teachers and administrators lost their positions during desegregation, Miller fielded a number of offers of leadership posts. The interview is a look at some of the smaller, on-the-ground changes that occurred during integration in Charlotte, from the pairing of black and white administrators to black students taking up cigarette smoking on school grounds.