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Oral history interview with Hylan Lewis, January 13, 1991

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Creator:Lewis, Hylan
Creator:Egerton, John
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Hylan Lewis, January 13, 1991
Date:1991 Jan. 13
Description:

Sociologist Hylan Lewis describes his experiences with race in the American South in the period before the civil rights movement gained momentum. Lewis witnessed an energized but still uncertain post-World War II African American community that was beginning to discuss how best to fight for equality. At the same time, white southern politicians were devising new strategies of resistance. This interview offers a broad comment on an important and often overlooked moment in civil rights history.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Lewis, Hylan | Southern States--Race relations | African Americans--Civil rights--North Carolina | African American sociologists | African Americans--Attitudes | African American universities and colleges | United States, North Carolina, 35.759573, -79.0193
Collection:Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)
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