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Tawana Belinda Wilson-Allen, May 11, 2006. Interview U-0098.
Congressional Liaison Shares Her Experiences as a Longtime Community Activist: Tawana Belinda Wilson-Allen recalls her community activist work and her service as a congressional liaison for Congressman Mel Watt. She assesses the tensions between lower-income and wealthier residents in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Interviewee: Tawana Belinda Wilson-Allen    Interviewer: Elizabeth Gritter
Duration: 01:43:06     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 12 excerpts.
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Julian Bond, November 1 and 22, 1999. Interview R-0345.
Julian Bond Recalls the Struggle for Civil Rights: Julian Bond recounts a life of civil rights activism in the American South. He discusses his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and his connection with other activists, including Ella Baker, Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, John Lewis, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses, and Stokely Carmichael.
Interviewee: Julian Bond    Interviewer: Elizabeth Gritter
Duration: 01:27:20     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 11 excerpts.
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Billy E. Barnes, November 6, 2003. Interview O-0038.
A Southern Photographer Discusses His Work for the North Carolina Fund: Billy E. Barnes became a photographer in the late 1950s and worked for the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company for several years before going to work for the North Carolina Fund (1964-1968). Barnes devotes most of this interview to a discussion of his work as a documentary photographer for the North Carolina Fund, paying particular attention to his effort to humanize impoverished people as part of the broader War on Poverty.
Interviewee: Billy E. Barnes    Interviewer: Elizabeth Gritter
Duration: 02:38:13     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 5 excerpts.
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Billy E. Barnes, October 7, 2003. Interview O-0037.
Documentary Photographer Describes His Work with the North Carolina Fund: Billy E. Barnes is a photographer who is known for his documentary work on racial and economic justice issues in the 1950s and 1960s. In this interview, Barnes discusses his work with the North Carolina Fund and the organization's efforts at breaking the cycle of poverty in North Carolina. He also offers descriptions of his photography of impoverished people in North Carolina.
Interviewee: Billy E. Barnes    Interviewer: Elizabeth Gritter
Duration: 02:32:00     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 4 excerpts.