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Fran Jackson discusses her reaction to the integration of Chapel Hill High School.
A white student remembers fear and violence during desegregation in Chapel Hill.
Leroy Campbell describes his experiences as the principal of the all-black Unity School in Iredell County, North Carolina.
Brenda Tapia, one of the first African Americans to attend North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, North Carolina, describes an alternative view of desegregation.
Clyde Smith recalls the tensions that integration introduced to athletics at North Carolina's Lincolnton High School.
Madge Hopkins, a graduate of West Charlotte High School and the vice principal of the school at the time of the interview, describes her experiences with segregation and school desegregation in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ebson V. Dacons recounts his career as a black administrator of segregated and desegregated public high schools in Wilkes County, North Carolina.
A former student at Lincoln and Chapel Hill High School recalls the frustrations of integration.
Segregation and integration caused difficulties in the life of this African American student.
Sheila Florence, among the first African Americans to desegregate Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, remembers growing up in the segregated South and working to end desegregation.
Former student remembers West Charlotte High as a place where diversity created both opportunity and conflict.
J. W. Mask describes his stewardship of a segregated black high school and his struggle to provide his students with adequate resources.
Diane English recalls her job experiences and quest for homeownership in Charlotte, North Carolina, beginning in the late 1960s. She also discusses her role as an activist for neighborhood safety and her fight to save her neighborhood from gentrification.
State representative Edith Warren describes the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd in Pitt County, North Carolina.
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.
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.
Journalist and activist Daisy Bates recalls working for civil rights in desegregation-era Arkansas.
Integration was incomplete and did little to rid schools of racism, maintains Gloria Register Jeter in this interview. The close ties between school and community that existed in segregated black Chapel Hill evaporated when black schools were absorbed into a system that Jeter believed had little interest in black students' success.
Charlene Regester assesses the costs to blacks of school integration in Chapel Hill.
In this interview, Vivion Lenon Brewer explains how her awareness of racial disparities caused her to support school desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas. She discusses her leadership in pushing politicians to reopen the closed public schools during the 1958-1959 Little Rock school crisis.
Richard Bowman reflects on growing up in segregated Asheville, North Carolina, and facing racism during his employment with the army and the Los Angeles Department of Motor Vehicles. He also discusses his work to improve the current Asheville school district and rebuild his old high school. He lived in Los Angeles for four decades and experienced two major riots.
Sam and Vesta Finley describe their roles in the North Carolina factory strike that led to the "Marion Massacre."