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Oral history interview with Owen Lewis (Part 1)

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Creator:Lewis, Owen D., 1925-2007
Title:Oral history interview with Owen Lewis (Part 1)
Date:1988 Nov. 21

Oral history in which Owen Lewis compares the differences in segregation, race relations, response to the Brown decision, and civil rights activities between Greensboro and Winston-Salem during the 1950s and 1960s, noting the role of specific religious denominations and civic organizations. He describes protests he covered as a reporter in Greensboro, the role that Jesse Jackson played in the movement, and the leadership role assumed by Tony Stanley. He also provides his favorable opinion of the role of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, mayor, and police in maintaining peace.

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Subjects:Lewis, Owen D., 1925-2007 | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Stanley, Alfred Knighton, 1937- | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations--History--20th century | African Americans--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Greensboro | School integration--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Winston-Salem | Reporters and reporting--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Unitarians--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civic leaders--North Carolina--Greensboro | Police--North Carolina--Greensboro | United States, North Carolina, Forsyth County, Winston-Salem, 36.0998596, -80.244216 | 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=545