- Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement
- Oral history interview with Virginia Grantham, March 6, 1985
- Grantham, Virginia
- Contributor to Resource:
- Blanchard, Dallas A.
Southern Oral History Program
- Date of Original:
- Southern States--Race relations
Fellowship of Southern Churchmen
Civil rights movements--Southern States
Women civil rights workers--North Carolina
- Grantham, Virginia
- United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.07264, -79.79198
oral histories (literary works)
- Virginia Grantham became a participant in the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen when she moved to North Carolina (probably during the late 1930s or early 1940s). Grantham's participation became more overt in the late 1940s when she and her husband settled in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he taught history at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In this interview, Grantham discusses various leaders and figures within the Fellowship and offers her thoughts on that group's relationship to various social and political issues. After briefly discussing the role of socialism within the Fellowship, Grantham shifts her focus to the Fellowship's relationship to the civil rights movement. She explains that she was interested in the Fellowship because of her own support of desegregation. She concludes the interview by discussing the sit-in movement in Greensboro and the overlap between members of the Fellowship and civil rights activists.
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- Metadata URL:
- Title from menu page (viewed on May 6, 2008).
Interview participants: Virginia Grantham, interviewee; Dallas Blanchard, interviewer.
This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH 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.
- Contributing Institution:
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)