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Oral history interview with Jo Spivey

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Creator:Spivey, Jo Jones, 1917-2003
Title:Oral history interview with Jo Spivey
Date:1979 May 30

Oral history in which Jo Spivey primarily discusses her role as a news reporter in covering the civil rights activities in Greensboro and provides details of activities from the February 1, 1960 sit-in through the demonstrations in the summer of 1963; she also describes harassment she received as a result of covering these events. Spivey provides specifics of the desegregation of locals, schools, the golf course, lunch counters and restaurants, hospitals, and city council; she compares race relations in Greensboro during the 1960s and 1970s; describes community leaders, organizations, ad hoc committees, and political figures; and discusses the May 1969 shootout at North Carolina A&T.

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Subjects:Spivey, Jo Jones, 1917-2003 | Reporters and reporting--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Sit-ins--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Greensboro | School integration--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civic leaders--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=580