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Oral history interview with Henry and Shirley Frye

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Creator:Frye, Henry Ell
Creator:Frye, Shirley Taylor
Title:Oral history interview with Henry and Shirley Frye
Date:1977 Jan. 4

Oral history in which Justice Frye primarily discusses his tenure in the General Assembly, especially election policy issues such as repealing the literacy test for voter registration and minority representation on municipal and the University of North Carolina system boards. He also discusses the death penalty, tenant/landlord protective legislation, and his impact as the first black North Carolina legislator since Reconstruction. Other notable topics include the Greensboro National Bank and role of black business in the community. Mrs. Frye discusses her work with the YWCA in 1969, the Human Relations Advisory Committee during school integration of 1970-71, special and gifted education in Greensboro, and activities as a wife of a N.C. state legislator.

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Subjects:Frye, Henry Ell | Frye, Shirley Taylor | African Americans--North Carolina--Greensboro | Greensboro (N.C.)--History--20th century | Greensboro (N.C.)--Politics and government | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | African American judges--North Carolina | Judges--North Carolina | African American legislators--North Carolina | Legislators--North Carolina | Voting--North Carolina | African Americans--North Carolina | African Americans--Suffrage--North Carolina | Capital punishment--North Carolina | Young Women Christian Association | African American civic leaders--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civic leaders--North Carolina--Greensboro | School integration--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation in education--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=604