Oral history interview with Ray Spain, January 26, 1990

Oral history interview with Ray Spain, January 26, 1990

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Creator:Spain, Ray, 1948-
Creator:Wells, Goldie F. (Goldie Frinks)
Title:Oral history interview with Ray Spain, January 26, 1990
Date:1990 Jan. 26
Description:

At the time of this interview, Ray Spain was the principal of Bertie High School, the only high school in Bertie County, North Carolina. Here, he describes his management style and the challenges of his job. Spain, who took his position well after school desegregation, does not believe the process affected him, but he does think that by placing black and white candidates in competition for jobs, desegregation made it more difficult for black principals to find positions. Spain's limited commentary on race in education means that this interview may not be useful for scholars of desegregation and its legacy. Those interested in learning about a principal's job will find plenty of useful material.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Spain, Ray, 1948- | African American school principals--North Carolina--Bertie County | High schools--North Carolina--Bertie County--Administration | Education, Secondary--North Carolina--Bertie County | Windsor (N.C.) | Bertie 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 Dec. 16, 2008).

Interview participants: Ray Spain, interviewee; Goldie F. Wells, interviewer.

Duration: 00:56:37.

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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