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Oral history interview with Raney Norwood, January 9, 2001

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Creator:Norwood, Raney
Creator:Gilgor, Bob
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Raney Norwood, January 9, 2001
Date:2001 Jan. 9

Raney Norwood recalls the maddening process of integration in Chapel Hill. Upon entering the new, integrated Chapel Hill High School, he and other African American students left behind the educational traditions of Lincoln High. They spent their first year at CHHS struggling to reclaim them through nonviolent and violent means. Norwood describes the so-called riot through which black students demanded the restoration of Lincoln's educational and athletic traditions, and one dramatic instance of violent white supremacy which resulted in the death of one of Norwood's friends. This interview presents a picture of a community roiled by the struggle to integrate and the different ways in which black students responded to the uncertainty and injustice of the process.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Norwood, Raney | Chapel Hill (N.C.)--Race relations | 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 | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | African American students--Education (Secondary)--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | African American students--Civil rights--North Carolina--Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill, N.C.) | Upward bound math-science program | 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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