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Interviewee:Lawrence Ridgle
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Lawrence Ridgle, June 3, 1999. Interview K-0143.
Urban Renewal and Division in the African American Community in Durham, North Carolina: Lawrence Ridgle describes his childhood in Durham, North Carolina, during the 1930s and his belief that urban renewal of the 1960s and 1970s ultimately worked to the detriment of African Americans. In this interview—the first of two—he emphasizes the changing nature of the African American community in Durham during his lifetime.
Interviewee: Lawrence Ridgle    Interviewer: Alicia Rouverol
Duration: 01:03:50     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 4 excerpts.
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Lawrence Ridgle, June 9, 1999. Interview K-0144.
Demographic Changes and Challenges in Durham, North Carolina: Lawrence Ridgle, a near-lifelong resident of Durham, North Carolina, discusses his family's work at the American Tobacco Company and his role of leadership in the newly integrated United States Army during the early 1950s. In addition, he discusses the changing nature of the African American community, focusing on perceived threats to its solidarity, and the impact of demographic changes, primarily the rapidly growing Latino community.
Interviewee: Lawrence Ridgle    Interviewer: Alicia Rouverol
Duration: 02:13:25     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.