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Oral history interview with John R. Foster

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Creator:Foster, John R., 1911-1981
Title:Oral history interview with John R. Foster
Date:1978 July 26

Oral history in which John Foster primarily discusses the history of the polio epidemic in North Carolina in the 1940s and subsequent construction of the Central Carolina Rehabilitation Hospital, informally referred to as the polio hospital, in 1948. Foster also discusses school desegregation in Greensboro, specifically the Pearsall Plan, the board's opinion on and plan for desegregation, and the legal and social aftermath of the Brown decision in North Carolina.

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Subjects:Foster, John R., 1911-1981 | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Poliomyelitis--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Greensboro | School integration--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--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
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=511