Oral history interview with Glennon Threatt, June 16, 2005

Oral history interview with Glennon Threatt, June 16, 2005

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Creator:Threatt, Glennon, 1957-
Creator:Hill, Kimberly (Kimberly DeJoie)
Title:Oral history interview with Glennon Threatt, June 16, 2005
Date:2005 June 16
Description:

Glennon Threatt describes his experiences with racial segregation in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Threatt, a lawyer in Birmingham, was one of three gifted African American students who integrated an all-white elementary school gifted class. His presence at the school both helped propel him to academic success and made him a double target for violence and intimidation. Threatt left Alabama to attend Princeton, leaving behind a city where residential and school desegregation seemed to nurture, rather than erode, racism. When he returned to Birmingham twenty years later, he found African Americans in leadership positions, but also golf courses that continued to refuse them membership. Researchers interested in the Birmingham experience with segregation, one African American's experience with racial discrimination and violence, and reflections on the life of racism in America will find this interview very useful.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Threatt, Glennon, 1957- | School integration--Alabama--Birmingham | Interracial dating | Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | Gifted children--Education | African American students--Alabama--Birmingham | Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relations | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Alabama--Birmingham--Attitudes | Indian Springs School (Indian Springs Village, Ala.) | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.) | Indian Springs Village (Ala.) | Shelby County (Ala.)
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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. | 2006
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Duration: 01:35:07

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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