Title: Oral History Interview with Edwin Caldwell, March 2, 2001. Interview K-0202.
Identifier: K-0202
Interviewer: White, Oliver
Interviewee: Caldwell, Edwin
Subjects: African Americans--North Carolina--Chapel Hill    Chapel Hill (N.C.)--Politics and government    Chapel Hill (N.C.)--Race relations--20th century    Caldwell, Edwin, Jr.    Lee, Howard    Church of Reconciliation (Chapel Hill, N.C.)    Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education    
Extent: 02:59:20
Abstract:  Edwin Caldwell Jr. describes a lifetime of civil rights activism and political involvement. A natural political organizer, Caldwell helped Howard Lee become the first black mayor of Chapel Hill. Despite losing a number of his own campaigns for office, Caldwell enjoyed a growing reputation as a political force in North Carolina. This reputation earned him a seat on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board and various others positions of influence. Caldwell discusses the mechanics behind some of these positions and the influence of his race on his political life.