- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Oral history interview with George Roach by Eugene Pfaff
- Roach, George
- Contributor to Resource:
- Pfaff, Eugene E.
- Greensboro, N.C. : The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries
- Date of Original:
- Greensboro Sit-ins, Greensboro, N.C., 1960
Civil rights demonstrations
- United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.07264, -79.79198
- In this transcript of a November 17, 1978, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with George Roach, Roach primarily discusses the aftermath of and his reaction to the sit-in of February 1, 1960, and subsequent demonstrations. He describes the actions of members of the city council, merchants, university administrators, and leaders of the black community in responding to demonstrations, as well as the role of police and press, both local and national. Notable are Roach's memories of conversations with the president of Woolworth's and the mayors of Durham and Charlotte. Other topics include the closing of Gillespie Golf Course and Lindley pool, lack of support for school integration, and the long-term effect of the civil rights movement on downtown commerce.
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- Original Collection:
OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
- Contributing Institution:
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries