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Cecil W. Wooten, July 16, 2001. Interview K-0849.
University of North Carolina Professor Talks Discusses His Role in the Gay Rights Movement: Cecil W. Wooten, professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina, grew up in Kinston, North Carolina, in the 1940s and 1950s. He became aware at an early age that he was gay but was not exposed to an openly gay community until he became a graduate student at University of North Carolina during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He did not actively participate in that community until he returned to UNC as a professor in 1980. He describes his work in the gay rights movement at UNC and describes Chapel Hill as a relatively tolerant community.
Interviewee: Cecil W. Wooten    Interviewer: Chris McGinnis
Duration: 01:29:03     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 9 excerpts.