Oral history interview with Charles Johnson, December 29, 1990

Oral history interview with Charles Johnson, December 29, 1990

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Creator:Johnson, Charles
Creator:Wells, Goldie F. (Goldie Frinks)
Title:Oral history interview with Charles Johnson, December 29, 1990
Date:1990 Dec. 29
Description:

Charles Johnson was the principal of Jordan-Matthews High School at the time of this interview. Here, he describes his ascension to the position, management style, discipline policy, use of funds, and other details of the position. He loves his job, but he sees some problems with education in a post-desegregation environment. He makes an extra effort to project an aura of professionalism, because he thinks that some people have difficulty accepting direction from a black authority figure; his demeanor is also an effort to reverse a decline in courtesy and diligence. While he says that his race has not affected his treatment from his superiors, it has affected his approach to his job. This interview offers some insight into a black principal's effort to rebuild the authority of the black educator.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Johnson, Charles | African American high school principals--North Carolina | African American school principals--North Carolina--Siler City | High schools--North Carolina--Siler City--Administration | Education, Secondary--North Carolina--Siler City | African Americans--Education (Secondary)--North Carolina--Siler City | Siler City (N.C.) | Chatham County (N.C.)
Collection:
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2007
Original Material:

Title from menu page (viewed on Nov. 10, 2008).

Interview participants: Charles Johnson, interviewee; Goldie F. Wells, interviewer.

Duration: 01:27:56.

This electronic edition is part of the UNC-Chapel Hill digital library, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection Oral histories of the American South.

Text encoded by Jennifer Joyner. Sound recordings digitized by Aaron Smithers.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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