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Oral history interview with Vennie Moore, February 24, 1999

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Creator:Moore, Vennie
Creator:Campbell, Brian
Creator:Hajar, Laura
Creator:Moore, Stephanie, 1966?-
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Vennie Moore, February 24, 1999
Date:1999 Feb. 24
Description:

Vennie Moore describes her childhood as an African American girl in Davidson, North Carolina. Moore remembers picking cotton with other black children as white children left the fields to attend school. Her own schooling took place in an under-resourced facility. Moore recalls the fear she felt after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. This interview is relatively short but does add an interesting facet to the history of the segregated South: Moore remembers that she and her black classmates did not bridle at their school's shoddy resources because they had no idea white students were enjoying anything better. Integration shattered that myth.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Moore, Vennie | Moore, Stephanie, 1966?- | African American women--North Carolina--Davidson | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Davidson | African Americans--North Carolina--Davidson--Social life and customs | Davidson (N.C.)--Race relations | United States, North Carolina, Davidson | United States, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, 35.2466993, -80.8327591
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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