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Oral history interview with Hobart Jarrett

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Creator:Jarrett, Hobart Sydney, 1915-2005
Title:Oral history interview with Hobart Jarrett

Oral history in which Hobart Jarrett primarily describes the efforts to desegregate the Woolworth's lunch counter and Meyer's Tea Room in Greensboro in the early 1960s. He describes his personal background, his role as chairman of the Greensboro Citizens Association and the group's activities, and details of negotiations with white merchants such as Mose Kiser of Guilford Dairy and Clarence Harris of Woolworth's. Other major topics include the role of specific members of the black community, especially Dr. W.L.T. Miller, George Simkins, Vance Chavis, and various ministers, as well as the role of women at Bennett College and Woman's College (now UNCG).

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Subjects:Jarrett, Hobart Sydney, 1915-2005 | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | Discrimination in restaurants--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race relations | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Civic leaders--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American clergy--North Carolina--Greensboro | Women social reformers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) | 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=532