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Oral history interview with Fred Battle, January 3, 2001

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Creator:Battle, Fred
Creator:Gilgor, Bob
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Fred Battle, January 3, 2001
Date:2001 Jan. 3

Fred Battle recalls growing up and attending school in segregated Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and taking his experiences to college in Greensboro, where he participated in civil rights protests. Battle describes the pre-integration African American community as one in orbit around the all-black Lincoln High School and the church. Battle fears that these two institutions lack the character they once had: schools are losing their moral character, and churches are the most racially segregated sites in any community. Battle believes that racial progress has faltered since the 1960s and 1970s. This interview offers a useful gauge of the character of the African American community.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Battle, Fred | African Americans--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | Lincoln High School (Chapel Hill, N.C.) | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina | African Americans--North Carolina--Chapel Hill--Social life and customs--20th century | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Chapel Hill--20th century | African American students--Education (Secondary)--North Carolina--Chapel Hill--20th century | African Americans--North Carolina--Chapel Hill--Attitudes | 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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