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Oral history interview with Marvin Sykes

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Creator:Sykes, Marvin, 1915-2004
Title:Oral history interview with Marvin Sykes
Date:1990 Feb. 12

Oral history in which Marvin Sykes describes the Woolworth's sit-in of Feb. 1, 1960, from his perspective as a reporter covering the story, including his obserservations of those involved and subsequent media treatment. Other topics include the general climate for change and race relations in the 1960s; contemporary journalism; and local politics.

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Subjects:Sykes, Marvin, 1915-2004 | Sit-ins--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Passive resistance--North Carolina--Greensboro | Nonviolence--North Carolina--Greensboro | Direct action--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 relations | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Reporters and reporting--North Carolina--Greensboro | Mass media--North Carolina--Greensboro | Greensboro (N.C.)--Politics and government | 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=585