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Oral history interview with Evander Gilmer

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Creator:Gilmer, Evander, 1943-
Title:Oral history interview with Evander Gilmer
Date:1982 June 10

Oral history in which Evander Gilmer discusses growing up in segregated Greensboro and his participation in civil rights activities as a student at North Carolina A&T in 1962 and 1963. He explains the impetus for resuming demonstrations in Greensboro, the leaders involved, the role and activities of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the lack of support from the adult black community, and their later transition to participation. He also describes his duties as CORE treasurer, his arrests, and his experience during the mass incarceration at the polio hospital.

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Subjects:Gilmer, Evander, 1943- | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race relations | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | African American college students--North Carolina--Greensboro | North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University | Congress of Racial Equality | Arrest--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.

Persistent Link to Item:http://library.uncg.edu/dp/crg/oralHistItem.aspx?i=514