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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:1990 June

Oral history interview with Jo Spivey in which she primarily discusses race relations in Greensboro throughout the 1950s and 1960s, especially as they related to her career at the Greensboro News and Record. She describes her personal relationships with blacks, school desegregation and the impact of the Brown decision, the Feb 1, 1960 sit-in at Woolworth and how she came to be there, the 1969 riot at North Carolina A&T, threats she received, and her impressions of the Black Panthers and Ku Klux Klan. Spivey also discusses other colleagues at the Record and policies of the newspaper.

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Subjects:Spivey, Jo Jones, 1917-2003 | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Reporters and reporting--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Greensboro | School integration--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Sit-ins--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race riots--North Carolina--Greensboro | Black Panther Party | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | 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=581