Title: Oral History Interview with Carnell Locklear, February 24, 2004. Interview U-0007.
Interviewer: Lowery, Willie
Interviewee: Locklear, Carnell
Subjects: North Carolina--Race relations--20th century Robeson County (N.C.)--Race relations Civil rights--North Carolina Civil rights movements--North Carolina--History--20th century Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Robeson County Indians of North America--North Carolina--Robeson County Indians of North America--Civil rights--North Carolina--History--20th century Robeson County (N.C.)--History--20th century
Abstract: Carnell Locklear recalls his fight for Lumbee Native American rights in eastern North Carolina in the 1970s and 1980s. He describes his efforts, via both nonviolent protest and legal means, to attain federal assistance for Lumbee Native Americans, who long before had earned government recognition at the price of benefits. Locklear describes his ascent through the ranks of the protestors, his sudden descent and the movement's fracture, and his life after departing the movement.