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Oral history interview with Leonard Guyes

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Creator:Guyes, Leonard, 1929-
Title:Oral history interview with Leonard Guyes
Date:1982 Sept. 21

Oral history in which Leonard Guyes discusses the rise and demise of businesses in downtown Greensboro from the 1950s through 1970s, including his father's department store, Prago-Guyes. He describes his work on the downtown revitalization plan, Greensboro Merchants Association, and Human Relations Committee. He mentions life in Greensboro during the Depression, and his commitment to integration of sales personnel for resolving the 1963 civil rights demonstrations.

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Subjects:Guyes, Leonard, 1929- | Businessmen--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civic leaders--North Carolina--Greensboro | Jews--North Carolina--Greensboro | Central business districts--North Carolina--Greensboro | Department stores--North Carolina--Greensboro | Social change--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race relations | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | 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=517