Oral history interview with Guy B. Johnson, July 22, 1990

Oral history interview with Guy B. Johnson, July 22, 1990

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Creator:Johnson, Guy Benton, 1901-1991
Creator:Egerton, John
Title:Oral history interview with Guy B. Johnson, July 22, 1990
Date:1990 July 22
Description:

Sociologist Guy B. Johnson recalls the string of lucky breaks that brought him to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a career as a sociologist. Johnson had more than a scholarly interest in race, and soon became active in the brewing civil rights agitation of the World War II era. Although he was a founding member of the Southern Regional Council (SRC), Johnson was wary of radicalism and believed that the court system was best equipped to dismantle segregation. In this interview, he describes the creation of the SRC and his response to some of the legal victories for civil rights in the 1940s. Researchers interested in biographical details should look to the first half of this interview as well for information of interest.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Johnson, Guy Benton, 1901-1991 | Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954 | Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972 | Segregation--Southern States | Southern Regional Council | Southern States
Collection:
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2006
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Duration: 02:03:25

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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