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Oral history interview with Edward F. Burrows

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Creator:Burrows, Edward Flud, 1917-1998
Title:Oral history interview with Edward F. Burrows
Date:1987 Apr. 30

Oral history interview with Edward F. Burrows in which he primarily discusses race relations in Greensboro during the 1950s and 1960s, especially school desegregation, and his participation in civil rights activities. He provides some Guilford College history, including his participation in the Faculty Forum, other faculty activities, the college's first black students, and his experiences with African American students. He briefly discusses his activities prior to joining the Guilford faculty, including his conscience objector status in World War II, the role of Charles S. Johnson of Fisk University in his education, and his work with the Commission of Interracial Cooperation. Burrows also discusses his activities regarding investigation of the November 3, 1979 shootout.

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Subjects:Burrows, Edward Flud, 1917-1998 | Quakers--North Carolina | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Social reformers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race relations | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | School integration-- | Segregation in education | Civil rights movements-- | Civil rights demonstrations-- | Guilford College | Universities and colleges--Faculty | Universities and colleges--North Carolina--Greensboro | College students--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American college students--North Carolina--Greensboro | Conscientious objection--United States | World War, 1939-1945 | United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.0726355, -79.7919754
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
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=496