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    • Was city progressive? No, says Chafe

    • 1980
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This 1980 Greensboro Record article by Abe Jones reviews historian William Chafe's newly published book about the civil rights movement in Greensboro, Civilities and Civil Rights. Jones writes that Chafe spent eight years researching and writing...
    • No One Voice Speaks for Black Greensboro

    • 1980-11-26
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this November 26, 1980 Greensboro Daily News article, Scott Shane reports on the existence of "two worlds" in Greensboro, one black and one white. Shane writes that many black citizens feel Greensboro continues to be run by a few large...
    • Day the National Guard Swept A&T's Scott Hall

    • 1979-05-20
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this May 20, 1979 Greensboro Daily News article, David Newton recalls the National Guard raid on Scott Hall on the North Carolina A&T State University (A&T) campus during protests in 1969. Newton writes of the death of student Willie Grimes...
    • New book on the historic sit-ins

    • 1970-06-07
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this June 7, 1970 Greensboro Daily News article, William Snider reviews Miles Wolff Jr.'s book, Lunch At The 5 & 10, about the February 1960 sit-ins at the Greensboro Woolworth store. Snider commends Wolff for "catching both the feel of the...
    • New book on the historic sit-ins

    • 1970-06-07
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this June 7, 1970 Greensboro Daily News article, William Snider reviews Miles Wolff Jr.'s book, Lunch At The 5 & 10, about the February 1960 sit-ins at the Greensboro Woolworth store. Snider commends Wolff for "catching both the feel of the...
    • State marker for '60 sit-in on commission's agenda

    • 1979-11-15
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this November 15, 1979 Greensboro Record article, Jo Spivey reports on efforts to obtain a North Carolina historical marker at the site of the 1960 Woolworth store sit-ins in Greensboro. Spivey writes that there had been earlier fears that there...
    • North Carolina reaction to The Supreme Court decision on segregation

    • 1954
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This three-page report written by Benjamin L. Smith, around 1954, regards the North Carolina reaction to the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Smith writes that there have been mixed reactions within the black community, and that the local...
    • [Letter from Charles McIver to parent of student about typhoid epidemic]

    • 1899-11-14
    • UA2.1 Charles Duncan McIver Records, 1855-1906
    • A letter from the President of the State Normal and Industrial College to Thomas Dickens concerning the illness of his daughter, Esther W. Dickens. McIver writes that Esther is "not improving so rapidly as we had reason to suppose she would."...
    • Correspondence of Dr. & Mrs. McIver 1892 [Charles Duncan McIver Records]

    • 1892
    • UA2.1 Charles Duncan McIver Records, 1855-1906
    • Letters and postcards exchanged between Dr. Charles D. McIver and Mrs Lula Martin McIver in 1892. Dr. McIver writes of the Teacher Institutes, colleagues, illnesses, missing home, and asking advice about speeches and educational positions. Mrs...
    • [Letter from friend Marie to Catherine Katopes, 1944]

    • 1944-09-25
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes' friend Marie writes from France, but describes her recent stay in England including buzz bombs, daily activities, and sightseeing. Marie describes the more primitive conditions after arriving in France, and talks of learning how to...
    • [Letter from W.T. Briscoe to Sammie Rice, 12 December, 1943.]

    • 1943-12-12
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • Briscoe writes of hearing Roland Hayes in concert and seeing a performance of "Porgy and Bess," which he loved. He writes of his strong feelings toward Sammie and hopes that they are reciprocated.
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-22
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Adeline LaPlante writes her parents discussing her work and living situation in Charlotte, North Carolina. LaPlante writes about recruiting young women and her experience representing the WAAC on air at the local radio station, WBT in Charlotte....
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-08
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • LaPlante writes a letter to her parents mentioning recent leave spent at a beach in Florida, and a subsequent train journey to Air Service Command at Patterson Field in Ohio. LaPlante writes about her desires for her impending assignment. Also...
    • [Letter from Mary Markarian Charpentier, 1945]

    • 1945-06-08
    • WV0528 Mary Markarian Charpentier Papers
    • Mary Markarian Charpentier writes to her family discussing her daily life. Charpentier writes about shopping for her children, the hot weather, and responds to news at home.
    • [Letter from Francis J. Lewis to Robert Frazier]

    • 1969-09-26
    • MS528 Robert Frazier Papers
    • This September 26, 1969 letter from a Guilford College parent expresses concern over Robert Frazier's withdrawal from the college's Board of Trustees. Mrs. Lewis writes of her decision to not let her 17 year old daughter attend Guilford because of...
    • [Letter from Sidney H. Tomlinson to E.A. Bescherer]

    • 1968-11-22
    • MS528 Robert Frazier Papers
    • In this November 22, 1968 letter to E.A. Beschere, Sidney H. Tomlinson writes of Guilford's relation to Davidson College and expresses relief that Guilford had not experienced the same kinds of problems as Columbia.
    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Mrs. E. C. Brooks]

    • 1958-01-13
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This January 13, 1958 letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Mrs. E. C. Brooks thanks Brooks for her letter of encouragement during the desegregation of two all-white schools in Greensboro in 1957. Smith writes of harassment from some white citizens as...
    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to D. Edward Hudgins]

    • 1956-09-07
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This September 7, 1956 letter from Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, to D. Edward Hudgins, thanks Hudgins for his letter of support. Smith writes that he shares Hudgins' fears that the Pearsall Plan could be a disaster for North...

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