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Oral history interview with Joe Mitchell

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Creator:Mitchell, Joe, 1930-
Title:Oral history interview with Joe Mitchell
Date:1989 Sept. 27

Oral history in which Joe Mitchell discusses his childhood, education, and race relations in Northampton County. He characterized the national and local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organizations and his participation in their activities. He also discusses his personal experience registering to vote, the importance of enfranchisement, and his subsequent voter registration efforts. Other topics include the role of black ministers, Jesse Jackson, and Ralph Johns in local civil rights activities and politics; his arrest for demonstrating in Greensboro; and the merits of the district system of city council elections.

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Subjects:Mitchell, Joe, 1930- | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Johns, Ralph, 1916-1997 | Northampton County (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Northampton County | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil right demonstrations--North Carolina--Northampton County | Civil right demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Voting--North Carolina--Greensboro | Voting registrars--North Carolina--Greensboro | Voter registration--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Suffrage--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American clergy--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Arrest--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.

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