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Oral history interview with George Miller, January 19, 1991

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Creator:Miller, George, 1918-
Creator:Wells, Goldie F. (Goldie Frinks)
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with George Miller, January 19, 1991
Date:1991 Jan. 19

George Miller, a former principal in Wilkes County, North Carolina, discusses the importance of knowing the day-to-day inner life of the public school system. Miller emphasized honesty and mutual respect for teachers, staff, and students. His early endorsement of sexual education reflected this philosophy. To Miller, moreover, behavior management was vitally important in controlling the school. His supervision of every aspect of the school system, from student discipline procedures to housekeeping duties, reflects his military background. Miller also discusses the effects of public school desegregation in North Carolina, which yielded beneficial results for blacks academically. However, while desegregation also forced his white colleagues to acknowledge his requests for adequate resources for black students, Miller argues that his race limited his professional advancement.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Miller, George, 1918- | African American high school principals--North Carolina | High school principals--North Carolina | African American school principals--North Carolina--Wilkes County | High schools--North Carolina--Wilkes County--Administration | Community and school--North Carolina | Race relations in school management--North Carolina--Wilkes County | United States, North Carolina, Wilkes County, 36.2062122, -81.1629216
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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