Oral histories of the American South : The civil rights movement

Oral histories of the American South : The civil rights movement

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Title:Oral histories of the American South : The civil rights movement
Description:

The voices of the civil rights movement swelled into a wave of protest that profoundly changed America. This collection of interviews seeks to make this massive movement local and understandable by reducing it into its smallest parts--the people that participated, in small and large ways. These people were former slaves who taught their children the value of education, or high school principals who insisted on punctuality. Drawing together interviews from a variety of Southern Oral History Program collections, this cluster includes interviews with students and teachers at West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the successes of integration are encountering the realities of a segregated past; the difficult transition to integrated schooling for students at the all-black Lincoln High School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and the roles of black workers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This collection gives voice to the voices, loud and soft, of the movement to desegregate public life in the South.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts
Subjects:Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights movements--United States | African American civil rights workers | Civil rights workers--United States | Interviews--United States | United States | Southern States | North Carolina
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | 2004
Original Material:

Southern Oral History Program Collection, Manuscripts Department, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Related Materials:

Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

Persistent Link to Item:http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/civil_rights.html