- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Oral History Interview with Vance Chavis by William Chafe
- Chavis, Vance H.
- Contributor to Resource:
- Chafe, William H., 1942-
- Greensboro, N.C. : The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries
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- Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations
Protest movements--United States
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.)
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Segregation in education--United States
Civil rights demonstration--North Carolina--Greensboro
Local government--North Carolina--Greensboro
- United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.07264, -79.79198
- This May 28, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Vance Chavis primarily documents Chavis' recollections of equal rights activism in Greensboro, North Carolina. Chavis provides his views on the progression in rights for blacks and advancement of race relations in Greensboro, and explains why Greensboro was more receptive to protest and desegregation than many other southern communities. Related topics include fighting the pay gap between white and black teachers, his admiration of John Tarpley, and encouraging voter registration and "race pride" in the classroom; the 1969 Dudley High School/A&T protest; presidents of NC A&T; leaders at Bennett College, especially Ed Edmonds; local NAACP leadership; the Greensboro Men's Club; his appointment to the Greensboro City Council; and Chavis' views on interracial marriage, young leaders in the black community, and Edward Zane.
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- Original Collection:
RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
- Contributing Institution:
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries