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Oral history interview with Robert L. Glenn

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Creator:Glenn, Robert L., 1921-
Title:Oral history interview with Robert L. Glenn
Date:1987 Apr. 16

Oral history in which Robert Glenn describes his years as assistant principal and principal at Grimsley High School and his experiences during school desegregation efforts in Greensboro. He recalls Josephine Boyd, the first black to attend an all-white school in Greensboro, and describes what measures were taken to ensure her safety throughout that year. He also discusses the response of the Ku Klux Klan and other segregationists, the first integrated meetings of school personnel, the attitude and actions of the school board, and the role of Superintendent Ben Smith.

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Subjects:Glenn, Robert L., 1921- | School principals--North Carolina--Greensboro | Teachers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Grimsley High School (Greensboro, N.C.) | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Greensboro | School integration--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American students--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregationists--North Carolina--Greensboro | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | School superintendents--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=515