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John Jessup discusses his employment as the principal of a North Carolina public school and as an administrator in the Winston-Salem public schools. He describes the challenges he faced as an African American as well as the changes brought about by desegregation.
A black administrator describes the intricacies of administrative changes during desegregation and how he brought his passion for discipline to Charlotte-area schools, including West Charlotte High School.
A white student reflects on race and racism at West Charlotte High School.
Stella Nickerson describes a harmonious segregated past replaced by a less desirable integrated present.
Fran Jackson discusses her reaction to the integration of Chapel Hill High School.
An African American man reflects on race and protest in segregated Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
George Miller describes his career as a black administrator in desegregated schools.
One of the first African American students to attend Chapel Hill High School discusses his continuing ambivalence about integration and its effect on the black community.
Latrelle McAllister remembers a nurturing, vibrant environment at West Charlotte High School and worries that this ethos may be at risk.
Walter Durham discusses coming of age during the 1950s and 1960s in Orange County, North Carolina. Durham focuses especially on the process of school integration as it occurred in the merging of the all black Lincoln High School and the newly integrated Chapel Hill High School. According to Durham, this was a tense process in which many of the school traditions he fondly remembers from his days at Lincoln were lost in the transition to integrated schools.
Activist, leftist, poet, and ordained minister Don West remembers a lifetime of union and civil rights activism.