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Interviewee:Harvey E. Beech
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Harvey E. Beech, September 25, 1996. Interview J-0075.
A Black Educational Pioneer's Quest for Legal Justice: Harvey E. Beech describes his journey to becoming a lawyer fighting for legal justice. In 1951, he was one of five students who made up the first group of African Americans to attend the University of North Carolina School of Law. Beech assesses the racial changes since the mid-twentieth century and discusses racism in contemporary America.
Interviewee: Harvey E. Beech    Interviewer: Anita Foye
Duration: 01:33:50     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 11 excerpts.