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|Creator:||Caldwell, Edwin, 1935-|
|Creator:||White, Oliver (Oliver Gordon)|
|Creator:||Southern Oral History Program|
|Title:||Oral history interview with Edwin Caldwell, March 2, 2001|
|Date:||2001 Mar. 2|
Edwin Caldwell Jr. describes a lifetime of civil rights activism and political involvement. A natural political organizer, Caldwell helped Howard Lee become the first black mayor of Chapel Hill. Despite losing a number of his own campaigns for office, Caldwell enjoyed a growing reputation as a political force in North Carolina. This reputation earned him a seat on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board and various others positions of influence. Caldwell discusses the mechanics behind some of these positions and the influence of his race on his political life.
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|Types:||Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound|
|Subjects:||Caldwell, Edwin, 1935- | Lee, Howard, 1934- | African Americans--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill (N.C.)--Politics and government | Chapel Hill (N.C.)--Race relations | Church of Reconciliation (Chapel Hill, N.C.) | African American politicians--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill (N.C.)--Politics and government--20th century | Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (N.C.). Board of Education | United States, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 35.9132, -79.055845 | United States, North Carolina, Orange County, 36.0613199, -79.1205595|
|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.
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/K-0202/menu.html|