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Oral history interview with Ben Wilson

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Creator:Wilson, Benjamin Harrison, 1924-
Title:Oral history interview with Ben Wilson
Date:1989 May 17

Oral History in which Benjamin Harrison Wilson primarily describes his participation with the Inter-Faculty Forum and their role and activities in the local civil rights movement. He discusses the general role of college faculty in Greensboro during the 1960s, planning interracial conferences during segregation, and how interactions with blacks helped break down barriers. He briefly recalls teaching the first black student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Subjects:Wilson, Benjamin Harrison, 1924- | College teachers--North Carolina | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Social reformers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--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 | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American college students--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | College students--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | College integration--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.0726355, -79.7919754 | United States, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 35.9132, -79.055845 | United States, North Carolina, Durham County, Durham, 35.9940329, -78.898619
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=593