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Oral history interview with Robert Yost, November 22, 2000

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Creator:Yost, Robert, 1952-
Creator:Grundy, Pamela
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Robert Yost, November 22, 2000
Date:2000 Nov. 22

Robert Yost discusses coaching chess and teaching English at West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Yost's attention remains on the successes of the school's chess team for much of the interview, but he does share his thoughts on the changing racial character of West Charlotte and the school's image and performance problems. Yost does not pay much attention to race, he says, but has modified his teaching methods to make certain works of literature more appealing to African American students.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Yost, Robert, 1952- | Teachers--North Carolina--History--20th century | Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations | School integration--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Student activities--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | High school students--North Carolina--Social conditions | High school teachers--North Carolina--Charlotte | Teachers--North Carolina--Charlotte | West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, N.C.) | School integration--North Carolina--Charlotte | Student activities--North Carolina--Charlotte | High school students--North Carolina--Charlotte--Social conditions | Chess--North Carolina--Charlotte | Chess players--North Carolina--Charlotte | United States, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, 35.2270869, -80.8431268
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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