Oral history interview with J. Kenneth Lee

Oral history interview with J. Kenneth Lee

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Creator:Lee, J. Kenneth (John Kenneth), 1923-
Title:Oral history interview with J. Kenneth Lee
Date:1990 June 6

Lee discusses his legal battle to gain admission into UNC as the first African American law student and the challenges he faced during his time there. He describes the legal system during the 1950s, especially the discrimination faced by black lawyers and their clients, and discrimination in the banking industry, including the creation of American Federal Savings and Loan in Greensboro.

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Subjects:Lee, J. Kenneth (John Kenneth), 1923- | Social change--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American law students--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | Law students--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | African American lawyers--North Carolina | Lawyers--North Carolina | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina | Civil rights workers--North Carolina | Civil rights movements--North Carolina | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina | Segregation--North Carolina | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina | Race discrimination--North Carolina | North Carolina--Race relations--History--20th century | Greensboro--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Discrimination in banking--North Carolina--Greensboro | American Federal Savings and Loan (Greensboro, N.C.) | African American banks--North Carolina--Greensboro | Greensboro (N.C.) | Guilford County (N.C.) | Chapel Hill (N.C.) | Durham County (N.C.)
Institution:University of North Carolina at Greensboro's University Libraries
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries
Online Publisher:Greensboro, N.C. : University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro | 2006
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=541