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Oral history interview with Furman Melton Jr.

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Creator:Melton, Furman M., 1933-1989
Title:Oral history interview with Furman Melton Jr.
Date:1979 Apr. 12

Oral history in which Furman Melton describes his experiences as a member of a special police unit assigned to the demonstrations in 1963, including their duties, arrest procedures, training, and response. He also provides his opinion on demonstrator behavior and the role of Jesse Jackson, and details the sit-downs that led to mass arrests and incarceration at the polio hospital. Melton also discusses pickets at the cafeterias and movie theaters in 1963, and discusses in detail his experience responding to the May 1969 riot at Dudley High School and the North Carolina A&T campus.

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Subjects:Melton, Furman M., 1933-1989 | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Police--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Arrest--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Sit-ins--North Carolina--Greensboro | Picketing--North Carolina--Greensboro | North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University | Race riots--North Carolina--Greensboro | James B. Dudley High School (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
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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=556