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Oral history interview with George Roach

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Creator:Roach, George, 1909-1984
Title:Oral history interview with George Roach
Date:1978 Nov. 17

Oral history in which George Roach primarily discusses the aftermath of and his reaction to the sit-in of Feb 1, 1960, and subsequent demonstrations. He describes the actions of city council members, merchants, university administrators, and black community leaders in responding to demonstrations, as well as the role of police and local and national press. Notable are Roach's memories of conversations with the president of Woolworth's and the mayors of Durham and Charlotte. Other topics include the closing of Gillespie Golf Course and Lindley pool, lack of support for school integration, and the long-term effect of the civil rights movement on downtown commerce.

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Subjects:Roach, George, 1909-1984 | Mayors--North Carolina--Greensboro | Sit-ins--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | City council members--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Police--North Carolina--Greensboro | Reporters and reporting--North Carolina--Greensboro | Mayors--North Carolina--Durham | Mayors--North Carolina--Charlotte | School integration--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race relations | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | 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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