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Oral history interview with Robert Logan, December 28, 1990

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Creator:Logan, Robert L.
Creator:Wells, Goldie F. (Goldie Frinks)
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Robert Logan, December 28, 1990
Date:1990 Dec. 28

At the time of this interview, Robert Logan was the principal of Hugh M. Cummings High School in Burlington, North Carolina. He responds to the interviewer's checklist of questions, describing his practices as a supervisor, his involvement in instruction, disciplinary practices, transportation, and building upkeep. Logan also manages to share more of his views on race and education than do other interviewees in this series. He reflects on the unkept promises of desegregation, and what he experiences as the steady decline of opportunities for black administrators and the rise in racism since a brief period of balance. He received job offers only at schools in crisis as his white counterparts took prestigious positions. This interview offers some insights into the role of race in modern education and the way in which huge issues like race and desegregation mesh with smaller ones, like administrative problems, to create frustrating challenges for educators.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Logan, Robert L. | African American school principals--North Carolina--Burlington | School principals--North Carolina | Hugh M. Cummings High School (Burlington, N.C.) | High schools--North Carolina--Burlington--Administration | Education, Secondary--North Carolina--Burlington | African Americans--Education (Secondary)--North Carolina--Burlington | Race relations in school management--North Carolina--Burlington | United States, North Carolina, Burlington | United States, North Carolina, Alamance County, 36.011739, -79.425378
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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