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Oral history interview with Willa Player

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Creator:Player, Willa B.
Title:Oral history interview with Willa Player
Date:1979 Dec. 3

Oral history in which Willa Player discusses race relations in Greensboro in throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, including the role of specific African Americans and white citizens. She describes the participation of Bennett College students in demonstrations in 1960 and 1963, her support of students incarcerated at the polio hospital, the position of Dr. Lewis Dowdy and other area university administrators and faculty, and her participation in particular marches and boycotts. Other notable topics include the visits of Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. to campus.

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Subjects:Player, Willa B. | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 | African American college teachers--North Carolina--Greensboro | College teachers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American women college administrators--North Carolina--Greensboro | Women college administrators--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American college presidents--North Carolina--Greensboro | College presidents--North Carolina--Greensboro | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | African Americans--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civic leaders--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American civic leaders--North Carolina--Greensboro | Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--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=568