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Conrad Odell Pearson, April 18, 1979. Interview H-0218.
Fighting for Civil Rights in Durham, North Carolina: Conrad Odell Pearson grew up in Durham, North Carolina. After obtaining his law degree at Howard School of Law in the early 1930s, Pearson returned to Durham, where he became actively involved in legal struggles against segregation in higher education. In this interview, he describes his participation in various civil rights activities, his perception of African American leaders James Shepard and C. C. Spaulding, and race relations in Durham.
Interviewee: Conrad Odell Pearson    Interviewer: Walter Weare
Duration: 03:18:40     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 14 excerpts.