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Oral history interview with Otis L. Hairston Jr.

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Creator:Hairston, Otis L., 1945-
Title:Oral history interview with Otis L. Hairston Jr.

Oral history in which Otis Hairston Jr. primarily discusses his involvement in civil rights demonstrations as a high school student in the spring of 1963. He describes demonstrations at the Carolina Theater and the sit-down on the square, both of which led to mass arrests, and provides details of his subsequent incarceration at the polio hospital and processing at the coliseum. Hairston also notes the role of the police, the behavior of hecklers and demonstrators, and the influence of his father.

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Subjects:Hairston, Otis L., 1945- | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Sit-ins--North Carolina--Greensboro | Police--North Carolina--Greensboro | Arrest--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation--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=519