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Ellen Black Winston, December 2, 1974. Interview G-0064.
Southern Woman Describes her Views on Social Welfare as the Commissioner of Welfare: Ellen Black Winston was born and raised in North Carolina. She received her doctorate in sociology in 1930. Actively involved in issues of social welfare in North Carolina, Winston was appointed as the North Carolina Commissioner of Public Welfare in 1944 and went on to become the first United States Commissioner of Welfare in 1963. In this interview, she describes problems and opportunities for professional women, her goals to improve standards of social welfare in North Carolina, and her work with various branches of government.
Interviewee: Ellen Black Winston    Interviewer: Annette Smith
Duration: 01:54:23     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 8 excerpts.