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|Creator:||Magness, Leroy, 1920-2007|
|Creator:||Southern Oral History Program|
|Title:||Oral history interview with Leroy Magness, March 27, 1999|
|Date:||1999 Mar. 27|
Leroy Magness spent most of his life in Lincolnton, North Carolina, about thirty-five miles from Charlotte. A poet, and a man who "didn't want to be a troublemaker," Magness has an easy relationship with his past as an African American in a segregated southern town. He did not participate in the civil rights movement, nor approve of those that did, believing that good behavior was a better catalyst for change than activism. This determination to avoid conflict lies at the heart of this interview, and, it seems, at the heart of Magness's character. He will not place blame for segregation, and his principal memory of desegregation was some trouble between white and black students.
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|Types:||Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound|
|Subjects:||Magness, Leroy, 1920-2007 | African American men--North Carolina--Lincolnton | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Lincolnton | African American men--North Carolina--Lincolnton--Attitudes | Lincolnton (N.C.)--Race relations | Lincolnton (N.C.)--Social life and customs | United States, North Carolina, Lincolnton | United States, North Carolina, Lincoln 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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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.
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