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Oral history interview with Helen Ashby

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Creator:Ashby, Helen B., 1915-
Title:Oral history interview with Helen Ashby
Date:1987 Mar. 25
Description:

Oral history in which Helen Ashby primarily discusses the role of women, Bennett College students, and religious organizations in improving race relations. She describes her involvement with and the activities of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Fellowship of Southern Churchmen, United Church Women, Greensboro Fellowship of Ministers, and Council of Churches. She also notes the change in the racial atmosphere in Greensboro from the 1950s through the early 1970s, role of churches and the local newspapers in desegregation, her impressions of school desegregation and integration, and improvements in race relations since the 1950s.

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Types:Text
Subjects:Ashby, Helen B., 1915- | Women social reformers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Women college students--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race relations | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | School integration--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Greensboro | Greensboro (N.C.) | Guilford County (N.C.)
Collection:Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
Institution:University of North Carolina at Greensboro's University Libraries
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries
Online Publisher:Greensboro, N.C. : University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro | 2006
Original Material:

Greensboro Public Library Oral History Project, Greensboro Public Library

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Forms part of online collection: Greensboro Voices.

Persistent Link to Item:http://library.uncg.edu/dp/crg/oralHistItem.aspx?i=487