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Brenda Tapia, one of the first African Americans to attend North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, North Carolina, describes an alternative view of desegregation.
Longtime Prospect, North Carolina, resident James Moore recalls desegregation in that town.
Longtime principal Johnny A. Freeman reflects on the mixed legacy of desegregation.
Ebson V. Dacons recounts his career as a black administrator of segregated and desegregated public high schools in Wilkes County, North Carolina.
Harriet Love shares memories of and fondness for West Charlotte, a truly unique school.
Charlene Regester assesses the costs to blacks of school integration in Chapel Hill.
Stella Nickerson describes a harmonious segregated past replaced by a less desirable integrated present.
A principal remembers integration in a largely Native American 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.
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.
Georgia politician Herman Talmadge reflects on race in southern politics and the intrusive process of desegregation.
Former West Charlotte student muses about the school and the uncertain legacies of integration.
Martina Dunford became the program director of the Edgemont Community Center in Durham, North Carolina, in the 1990s. In this interview, she discusses the work of the center in promoting community solidarity; relations between the predominantly African American population and the rapidly growing Latino population in Edgemont; and race relations in Durham as compared to her experiences in Norfolk, Virginia.
Arthur Griffin reminisces about Second Ward High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and reflects on the legacies of desegregation.
Leroy Beavers despairs of the effects of integration on Savannah, Georgia.
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.
Pauli Murray was a prominent legal activist within the civil rights and women's liberation movements. In this interview, she discusses her childhood and her education, the events leading up to her decision to pursue a career in law, the evolution of her career, her decision to enter the seminary, and her thoughts on civil rights and women's liberation.
Journalist Hodding Carter describes the changes wrought in Mississippi by the civil rights movement.
Orval Faubus defends his legacy.
In this interview, Jonathan Daniels discusses his father's role as a newspaper editor and Secretary of the Navy, as well as his father's racial and religious views. Daniels also describes how race and the University of North Carolina shaped his own life.
Residents of Maxton, North Carolina, respond to integration.