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Oral history interview with Colvin Leonard

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Creator:Leonard, Colvin Theodore, 1889-1995
Title:Oral history interview with Colvin Leonard
Date:1989 May 28

Oral history in which Colvin Theodore Leonard recalls race relations in Greensboro from the late 1940s through the 1960s. He describes being at the Woolworth's lunch counter when the February 1, 1960 sit-in occurred, and how at the time it did not seem like a dramatic, historic event. He provides a few details of demonstrations and pickets, commends the police department for maintaining peace, and describes his personal relationships and experiences with blacks.

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Subjects:Leonard, Colvin Theodore, 1889-1995 | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Sit-ins--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Police--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--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
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=542