Holton, Samuel M., 1922-


In 1968, Sam Holton was elected to the school board in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, after serving as president of the Parent-Teacher association. As a school board member, he was immediately faced with escalating racial tensions following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., tensions that were also felt in the newly constructed and integrated Chapel Hill High School. Holton was also a professor of education at the University of North Carolina.--From Oral Histories of the American South biography.

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