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|Creator:||Mills, Carl A., 1926-1999|
|Creator:||Van Scoyoc, Peggy|
|Creator:||Southern Oral History Program|
|Title:||Oral history interview with Carl A. Mills Jr., June 30, 1999|
|Date:||1999 June 30|
Carl A. Mills Jr. became principal of Cary Elementary and Junior High School in 1953, and by the mid-1960s was serving as superintendent of the Cary district. When desegregation began, Mills was serving as principal of Cary High School, and he welcomed the one African American male who was the first to enter the all-white school. The process that followed was a smooth one, directed by local committees without much contribution from black families, which were few in the area. It is somewhat difficult to dissect the different stages of Mills's career, and how his school dealt with maintaining integration. However, he does reveal what might be distrust of government inspectors when he describes their questions about what appeared to have been the resegregation of his school: by the time the inspectors arrived, black students had left the classroom to learn trades. Not long afterward, Mills left the education business for a career in town recreation.
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|Types:||Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound|
|Subjects:||Mills, Carl A., 1926-1999 | School administrators--North Carolina--Cary | School integration--North Carolina--Cary | Schools--North Carolina--Cary--Administration | Education--North Carolina--Cary | Recreation--North Carolina--Cary | Cary (N.C.)--Social life and customs | United States, North Carolina, Cary | United States, North Carolina, Wake County, 35.7901236, -78.6502247|
|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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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.
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