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Interviewee:Edward L. Rankin
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Edward L. Rankin, August 20, 1987. Interview C-0044.
Assistant to Governors Umstead and Hodges Describes North Carolina Politics and the Pearsall Plan: Edward L. Rankin served as private secretary to North Carolina Governors William Umstead (1952-1954) and Luther Hodges (1954-1961). In this interview he describes their political leadership, the Pearsall Plan, and the spectrum of political responses to the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Interviewee: Edward L. Rankin    Interviewer: Jay Jenkins
Duration: 01:34:55     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.