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Oral history interview with Stella Nickerson, January 20, 2001

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Creator:Nickerson, Stella
Creator:Gilgor, Bob
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Stella Nickerson, January 20, 2001
Date:2001 Jan. 20

Stella Nickerson provides a relatively complete picture of her young life during the integration process. She describes a closely knit, harmonious black community in which she grew up without fear, a community that wove together elements of work, school, and religion. Integration transformed tightly disciplined black schools into more unruly places without ties to their communities. This interview is more useful as a source of information on the small goings-on of everyday life than it is as a source of broad evaluative statements about the integration of public education.

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