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Oral history interview with James Townsend

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Creator:Townsend, James R., 1893-1982
Title:Oral history interview with James Townsend
Date:1978 Nov. 22

Oral history in which James Townsend discusses the sit-demonstrations at Woolworth's, working with Dr. William Hampton, his relationship with the media, and his role in city planning and road construction. He comments on the Greensboro Police Department, race relations in Greensboro, and problems and achievements during his tenure as city manager. He mentions his support for the sit-in participants, and the resistance amongst downtown businesses to desegregate.

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Subjects:Townsend, James R., 1893-1982 | 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 | Mass media--North Carolina--Greensboro | Police--North Carolina--Greensboro | City managers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | African Americans--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=590