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Andrew Best, April 19, 1997. Interview R-0011.
Equal Care: Desegregating Medicine in Pitt County, North Carolina: Physician Andrew Best recalls his encounters with racial segregation inside and outside Pitt County Memorial Hospital in in North Carolina during the civil rights era.
Interviewee: Andrew Best    Interviewer: Karen Kruse Thomas
Duration: 02:17:43     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 10 excerpts.
Salter and Doris Cochran, April 12, 1997. Interview R-0014.
Treating Race, Treating Poverty: Segregation, Poverty, Race, and Medical Care in Weldon, North Carolina: Salter and Doris Cochran reflect on the many challenges that faced them in their efforts to desegregate medical care and public education in Weldon, North Carolina.
Interviewee: Salter Cochran, Doris Cochran    Interviewer: Karen Kruse Thomas
Duration: 03:01:22     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 17 excerpts.
George Simkins, April 6, 1997. Interview R-0018.
Desegregating Health: Fighting the Segregation of Hospitals in Greensboro, North Carolina: Dentist George Simkins describes his efforts to desegregate hospitals and other facilities in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Interviewee: George Simkins    Interviewer: Karen Kruse Thomas
Duration: 01:11:13     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 11 excerpts.
James Slade, February 23, 1997. Interview R-0019.
Race, Poverty, and Health: The Desegregation of Medicine and the Legacies of Segregation in Rural North Carolina: Pediatrician James Slade and his wife, Catherine, discuss their experience of race and medicine in Edenton, North Carolina.
Interviewee: James Slade    Interviewer: Karen Kruse Thomas
Duration: 02:58:19     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 14 excerpts.