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Oral history interview with William Dallas Herring, February 14, 1987

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Creator:Herring, William Dallas
Creator:Jenkins, James Lineberry, 1919-2003
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with William Dallas Herring, February 14, 1987
Date:1987 Feb. 14
Description:

William Dallas Herring began his career in education politics on the school board in Duplin County, North Carolina, and eventually became chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education. In Duplin County and statewide, Herring sought to consolidate school districts and give as much control as possible to local decision-makers. His devotion to comprehensive education (as opposed to choosing to support either vocational or liberal arts education) sometimes put him at odds with other board members and state leaders. In this interview, Herring describes some of these conflicts, offering broad pronouncements about education and the details of policy wrangling. Many of these details come in Herring's recollections about the growth of the community college system in North Carolina in the late 1950s and 1960s. Researchers should read this interview with its partner, C-0035.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Herring, William Dallas | North Carolina--Race relations | Educators--North Carolina | North Carolina--Biography | North Carolina. State Board of Education--Officials and employees | Education and state--North Carolina | School integration--North Carolina | Community colleges--Curricula--North Carolina | Technical education--North Carolina | North Carolina--Politics and government--1951- | Duplin County (N.C.). Board of Education | United States, North Carolina, Kenansville | United States, North Carolina, Duplin County
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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