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Oral history interview with Vance H. Chavis

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Creator:Chavis, Vance H., 1906-1998
Title:Oral history interview with Vance H. Chavis
Date:1979 Nov. 21

Oral history in which Vance Chavis discusses his memories of race relations in Greensboro, communication between the black and white communities, and his support of the local civil rights movement. He describes segregated Greensboro facilities such as the train station, movie theaters, and pool, as well as the integration of the police department and YMCA. Other subjects include Chavis' work with local organizations and his experiences as teacher at Dudley High School, especially the inequity in funding for black schools like Dudley. Chavis also talks about African Americans' voting behavior, inability to receive equal pay, and reaction to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.

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Subjects:Chavis, Vance H., 1906-1998 | Science teachers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American teachers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American school principals--North Carolina--Greensboro | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American political activists--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race relations | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation in transportation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Discrimination in public accommodations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Social integration--North Carolina--Greensboro | James B. Dudley High School (Greensboro, N.C.) | Voting--North Carolina--Greensboro | 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
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Greensboro Public Library Oral History Project, Greensboro Public Library

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Forms part of online collection: Greensboro Voices.

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