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William W. Finlator, April 19, 1985. Interview C-0007.
A Christian Passion for Justice: Reverend William W. Finlator speaks about his Christian devotion to racial and economic justice and his fear that the modern-day mingling of religion and politics is polluting both.
Interviewee: William W. Finlator    Interviewer: Jay Jenkins
Duration: 01:28:28     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 11 excerpts.
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William Dallas Herring, February 14, 1987. Interview C-0034.
Shaping a Mission for North Carolina's Public Schools: William Dallas Herring discusses his rise to membership and tenure on the North Carolina State Board of Education and the struggle to create a community college system.
Interviewee: William Dallas Herring    Interviewer: Jay Jenkins
Duration: 02:55:51     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 12 excerpts.
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William Dallas Herring, May 16, 1987. Interview C-0035.
Democratizing Education in North Carolina: William Dallas Herring, longtime chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education, discusses the ins and outs of education in his state.
Interviewee: William Dallas Herring    Interviewer: Jay Jenkins
Duration: 02:20:39     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 4 excerpts.
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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.
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Robert Giles, September 10, 1987. Interview C-0063.
North Carolina Public School Policy Maker Recalls State Politicians' Response to the Brown Ruling: Robert Giles recalls state politicians' efforts to hinder total school integration in North Carolina through the use of moderate token desegregation and effective state policy.
Interviewee: Robert Giles    Interviewer: Jay Jenkins
Duration: 01:11:37     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 5 excerpts.