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Oral history interview with Howard Holderness

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Creator:Holderness, Howard, 1902-1992
Title:Oral history interview with Howard Holderness
Date:1982 Aug. 13

Oral history in which Howard "Chick" Holderness discusses his view on the 1954 Brown decision, the school board's interpretation of the Pearsall Plan, and why he felt the school system needed to wait before implementing desegregation. He provides details of his conversation with the president of Woolworth's concerning integration of their lunch counter and the role of civil rights demonstrators. He also recalls his appointment to the Advisory Committee on Human Relations, the committee's goals, and the members' differing opinions.

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Subjects:Holderness, Howard, 1902-1992 | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Life insurance agents--North Carolina--Greensboro | Businessmen--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civic leaders--North Carolina--Greensboro | School board members--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Greensboro | School integration--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--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=527