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Oral history interview with Edwin Caldwell, March 2, 2001

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Creator:Caldwell, Edwin, 1935-
Creator:White, Oliver (Oliver Gordon)
Title:Oral history interview with Edwin Caldwell, March 2, 2001
Date:2001 Mar. 2
Description:

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
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 | African Americans--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill (N.C.)--Politics and government--20th century | Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (N.C.). Board of Education | Chapel Hill (N.C.) | Orange County (N.C.)
Collection:Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement
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: 02:59:20

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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