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Oral history interview with Rebecca Clark, June 21, 2000

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Creator:Clark, Rebecca, b. 1920?
Creator:Gilgor, Bob
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Rebecca Clark, June 21, 2000
Date:2000 June 21

Rebecca Clark recalls living and working in segregated North Carolina. She finished her schooling in all-black schools, so the bulk of her experience with white people in a segregated context took place in the work world. There she experienced economic discrimination in a variety of forms, and despite her claims that many black people kept quiet in the face of racial discrimination at the time, she often agitated for, and won, better pay. Along with offering some information about school desegregation, this interview provides a look into the constricted economic lives of black Americans living under Jim Crow.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Clark, Rebecca, b. 1920? | Lee, Howard, 1934- | African Americans--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | Lincoln High School (Chapel Hill, N.C.) | African Americans--North Carolina--Chapel Hill--Economic conditions | Chapel Hill (N.C.)--Race relations | Blacks--Segregation--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill (N.C.)--Politics and government | School integration--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | 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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